The 2019 Tapestry Award was presented to Rukaiyah Adams, JD ‘99, MBA ‘08 at an annual gala organized by the Black Business Student Association (BBSA) on May 10, 2019.
About the Tapestry Award
The Tapestry Award honors an African-American Stanford GSB alumnus or alumna who has woven inspirational leadership, intellectual excellence, and service to others through his or her professional and personal life.
Tapestries, as well as the art of weaving, are sources of tradition and pride in the African American community. Like a finely textured fabric, this individual has, through their contribution and actions, reminded us of the strength, beauty, and integrity of our ancestry and the importance of maintaining these qualities in our lives. The Selection Committee considers the following factors in selecting an award recipient:
- Overall life balance
Nominations were solicited from the African American Alumni community.
Tapestry Award Recipients
2008 - 2019
|2019||Rukaiyah Adams, JD ’99, MBA ’08|
|2018||Clinton Etheridge, MBA ’74
Thomas Adams, MBA ‘95
|2017||Stacy Brown-Philpot, MBA ’02|
|2016||Daryn Dodson, MBA ’07|
|2015||Ron Goldsberry, MBA ’73|
|2014||Candace Sheffield Matthews, MBA ’85|
|2013||Anthony Miller, MBA ’92|
|2012||Kathryn Leary, MBA ’77|
|2011||Jim Shelton, MBA ’93|
|2010||Woodrow (Woody) Myers, MBA ’82|
|2009||Ira Hall, MBA ’76|
|2008||Jim Hansley, MBA ’83
Lee Jackson, MBA ’83