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November 09, 2016

Two Stanford MBAs Join Ranks of Stanford GSB Social Innovation Fellows

Rajan Patel and Ronnie Washington have been named 2016 Social Innovation Fellows, joining a select group of emerging social entrepreneurs who have received grants since 2009.
2016 Social Innovation Fellows Rajan Patel (left) and Ronnie Washington (right) flank Neil Malhotra, faculty director of the Center for Social Innovation | Stacy Geiken Photography
October 31, 2016

Helping a Nigerian Beauty Company Bloom Internationally

Stanford Seed Intern Michelle Gatonye gains invaluable experience as she delivers an expansion strategy for House of Tara.
A group of seed interns
September 28, 2016

New Highland Hall Offers Integrated Living and Learning Environment for all First-Year MBA Students

The opening of Highland Hall this fall enables the Stanford Graduate School of Business to offer nearly all first-year MBA students desiring to live on campus a place to call home.
External view of Highland Hall looking toward Serra St. | | Elena Zhukova
September 27, 2016

Five MBA Students Named 2017 Siebel Scholars

Five highly accomplished MBA students are this year’s Siebel Scholars at Stanford GSB.
2017 Siebel Scholars, from left to right: David Zhang, Katherine Archibald, Federico Mossa, Carolyn Kooi, and Sebastian Serra Wright
September 27, 2016

Stanford GSB Introduces MBA Fellowship for Midwesterners

Financial support to be awarded for up to three students committed to generating economic development in regions of the U.S. underrepresented in the MBA program.
Students walk on campus | Elena Zhukova
May 15, 2016

Leveraging Engineering Expertise at an Agriculture-Processing Plant in Nigeria

Stanford Seed intern and electrical engineer Amal El-Ghazaly lends her talents to the company’s most immediate needs and learns a real-life lesson.
Amal El-Ghazaly with fellow Psaltry workers.
April 07, 2016

2016 Arbuckle Award Honoree Laura Esserman Has Been “Changed for Good”

Since 1968, Stanford GSB has recognized lifelong achievement in management, leadership, and community service with the Ernest C. Arbuckle Award.
2016 Arbuckle Award Honoree Laura Esserman Has Been “Changed for Good”
April 06, 2016

Learning Top-Level Lessons at a Transaction-Processing Firm in Ghana

Stanford Seed intern Ronnie Washington learns what it really means to be an entrepreneur while helping a Ghana-based company grow.
Ronnie Washington was awarded $110,000 as a Stanford Social Innovation Fellow to build his social enterprise,
February 22, 2016

Advanced Leadership Program for Asian-American Executives Reinvigorates Japanese Executive’s Legacy

One recent participant in a Stanford Executive Education program discovered that changing the world begins with educating himself.
L to R: Hom, Gee, Kazunori Yamada, Tetsuya Yamada, Yuzo Yamada, Reiko Emmi-Elkins
September 23, 2015

Five MBA Students Designated 2016 Siebel Scholars

The five join an elite group of the brightest students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science.
2015 Stanford GSB Siebel Scholars
July 01, 2015

Global Fellows Export Leadership

A new program attracts global MBA candidates.
Jeff Skoll and Kudzi Chikumbu
April 01, 2015

Introducing the Updated Stanford GSB Alumni Site

The redesigned site makes it easier for alumni to stay connected, share passions, and use the school’s career and recruiting services.
New Alumni Website
June 30, 2014

Corporate Gifts Bring Global Perspective to Stanford GSB

The U.S.-Japan Council and Reliance Industries support students from Japan and India through business school fellowships.
Tomodachi Initiative
June 18, 2014

$4.6 Million Awarded for Research to Help Alleviate Poverty

Global Development and Poverty Initiative money builds on 22 awards funded by Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies.
Children lining up for food. Credit: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
May 30, 2013

Generosity Honors Leaders in Social Change

Two members of the MBA Class of 2013 were recently honored for their dedication to caring for the world’s poor.
February 06, 2013

Couple Funds Program to Support Social Innovation Ventures

Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty, both MBA ’06, support the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford GSB.
Akshata Murty and Rishi Sunak
February 01, 2013

Alumna Supports Stanford GSB’s Vision for Change Through Annual Giving

With Pam Brewster’s help, the MBA Class of 1987 raised over $8 million and set a new participation record of 87% for their 25th reunion campaign.
January 01, 2013

Investor Bets on Business Students

Susan and George Matelich, MBA ’82, establish a $1 million fund for fellowships at Stanford GSB to support aspiring scholars.
Susan and George Matelich, MBA '82
March 25, 2012

Investing in Faculty Ideas: The Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Professorship

Robert, MBA ’74, and Elizabeth Jeffe endowed the Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Professorship at Stanford GSB to support and encourage faculty members working in developing countries and healthcare.
Robert A., MBA ’74, and Elizabeth R. Jeffe
March 24, 2012

Couple Carries on the Fellowship Tradition Aided by Matching Fund

Sara and Bob Lumpkins, MBA ’68, established The GSB Fellowship Matching Fund to encourage other alumni and friends to make their own commitments.