Nsombi B. Ricketts

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Nsombi B. Ricketts

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By Nsombi Ricketts on 11/6/2012 2:06 PM
ODI had a fantastic month in October!  We hosted 60+ prospective MBAs during Johnson Means Business (JMB) and Diversity Symposium on Oct 25th-27th.  JMB attendees were moved and inspired by Jullien Gordon's...
By Nsombi Ricketts on 9/19/2012 10:20 AM
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) will host several on-campus events this fall to connect alumni, current and prospective students, and corporate business diversity partners.  We invite you to join us at the following events celebrating Johnson’s diverse community.
By Nsombi Ricketts on 9/5/2012 10:20 AM
ODI sponsored several on campus events to support Johnson students last month.  During FT MBA Orientation, we hosted Frans Johansson to discuss how diversity drives innovation in teams and CSW Global Associates for Diversity...
By Nsombi Ricketts on 8/2/2012 2:29 PM
ODI is very excited to welcome our incoming Class of 2014 to Johnson this week!  This Friday, August 3rd we will host our annual Mosaic Orientation day for all incoming diverse students.  Right after this event, I start my busy diversity recruiting travel schedule and fly to Boston for MLT’s seminar at MIT and Harvard.  Next week I head to LA for Riordan’s 10th annual Diversity MBA Admissions Conference...
By Nsombi Ricketts on 7/16/2012 4:21 PM
Applications for our diversity weekends Johnson Means Business (JMB) on Oct 25-27 and Johnson Women in Business (JWiB) on Nov 8-9 went live today.  Our goal...
By Nsombi Ricketts on 6/1/2012 10:39 AM
Summer is almost officially here and ODI will be crazy busy with travel all over the US! As June begins, ODI is working diligently with Johnson’s CMC to prepare our largest Consortium Class ever for The Consortium Orientation Program (OP) in Minneapolis, MN. Next ODI heads to Harvard University to engage prospective Native students at Graduate...
By Nsombi Ricketts on 4/5/2012 10:34 AM
2012 has been a very successful year for ODI thus far. We launched the Johnson Diversity Council (JDC) in February to support the Dean and Management Committee in implementing our community’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. We also received a record number of applications through...
By Nsombi Ricketts on 12/23/2011 11:01 AM
 

Season’s Greetings from the Johnson Office of Diversity and Inclusion!  ODI had another amazing year in 2011 and so much has happened since my last blog.

In October we hosted our largest diversity recruiting weekends ever.  During Johnson Women in Business (JWiB)...
By Nsombi Ricketts on 9/20/2011 12:36 PM
October is the busiest and most exciting time of the year for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). Next month we will be hosting numerous events both on and off campus to connect alumni, current and prospective students, and corporate business diversity partners. We invite you to join us at the following events celebrating Johnson’s diverse community.
By Nsombi Ricketts on 8/24/2011 9:04 AM
I am writing this entry from Accra, Ghana- my 1st stop on Johnson’s inaugural African MBA Tour.  The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is partnering with UVA’s Darden School of Business to visit four African countries to recruit prospective MBA students.