One Darden Week Celebrates Diverse Global Community
By Jay Hodgkins
Students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business celebrated their diverse, global community from 11–15 September through the 2017 One Darden Week. Nearly a dozen student-run clubs hosted events highlighting the various cultures represented at the Darden School, and the week culminated in the annual Global Food Festival sponsored by the Global Business and Culture Club.
Darden’s Center for Global Initiatives helped document the week on its Global Voices of Darden blog.
Olamide Alli (Class of 2018), Darden Student Association’s VP for Diversity, shared more about the purpose One Darden Week:
“One Darden Week is hosted yearly in order to provide a great opportunity to the students, faculty, and staff to get involved in Darden’s community, as well as to get to know other people at Darden through diverse and inclusive events that highlight the various cultures represented here in our community.”
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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