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MC Lyte’s Hip Hop Sisters Foundation Dillard University #EducateOurMen 2019 Graduate & Valedictorian Joshua Williams IV!

Like Deven, Joshua received the #EducateOurMen scholarship in 2014 at The Soul Train Music Awards. Joshua is originally from Beaverton, OR.

Joshua has been a determined and sound student since we met him and his accomplishments throughout his tenure at Dillard University speak for themselves.

Matriculation Accomplishments

Freshman Year:
PODUS Member
Dillard U. Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Assistant Secretary
Omicron Lambada Omega Chapter ‘Think HBCU’ Award Recipient
UNCF Pacific Northwest Scholarship Recipient
Dillard University Athletics, Official Photographer
Dillard U. Courtbouillon, Photographer
Verbal Slick, LLC, Brand Ambassador (Managed screenings of ‘Rosewood’ (TV Series) for FOX and ’The Boss’ (Movie) for Universal Pictures)
Bayou Classic, Official Photographer
BUKU Music + Art Project, Press
Essence Festival, Brand Ambassador
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Press (J.Cole)
“Diaper Dandy” Award Recipient
Nike World Headquarters, Seasonal Associate (Beaverton, OR)
Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML) at the University of California, Riverside
2016 Deloitte Case Competition
Published a website

Sophomore Year:
Melton Foundation, New Fellow (Orientation in Berlin, Germany on Inauguration Day)
Dillard U. College of Business Advisory Board, Member
Bayou Classic, Official Photographer/Game Day Operations
Dillard University Athletics, Official Photographer
The 38th Annual National Black MBA Association Conference, Attendee (New Orleans, LA)
Dillard Activities Board (DAB), Photographer
BUKU Music + Art Project, Social Media Intern
Marketing EDGE Collegiate Summit, Attendee (New York, NY)
Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), HBCU in LA Intern
HBO, Human Resources Intern (Santa Monica, CA)
2017 BET Awards, Red Carpet Photographer

Junior Year:
Thompson/Cook Honors Program, Member
Melton Foundation, Junior Fellow
– American Marketing Association, VP of Membership
National Sales Network (NSN), Fellow (Atlanta, GA)
Lee Epstein Fund Scholarship Recipient (Exclusive for Marketing EDGE event attendees)
AEG Presents, Operations Intern ( @ The Civic Theatre in New Orleans)
BUKU Music + Art Project, Marketing Assistant and Photographer
Spotify ‘The Opening Act’ HBCU Leadership Conference, Attendee (New York, NY)
The DMA ‘&THEN’ Conference, Student Career Forum Attendee (New Orleans, LA)
Goldman Sachs HBCU Leadership Summit, Attendee (New York, NY)
Goldman Sachs, Human Capital Management Intern (Salt Lake City, UT)
Billboard Magazine (Published image of Chance the Rapper in the May 2019 issue)

Senior Year:
Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL), Official Photographer
IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop, Attendee (New York, NY)
Melton Foundation, Senior Fellow (Graduation ceremony in Phoenix, AZ)
BUKU Music + Art Project, Press
Dillard University Undergraduate Research and Creative Work Competition, 1st Place
Outstanding Senior Award Recipient (College of Business)

ALL Years:
MC Lyte/HipHop Sisters #EducateOURMen Scholar
Dean’s List Scholar
Freelance Photographer (to date I’ve photographed 150+ celebrities including world-renowned actors and Grammy-award winning artists)
New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies, Official Photographer (Mardi Gras Parades)
Dillard University Marketing Dept. “Unofficial-Official Photographer”
Earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing
Goldman Sachs, Incoming New Analyst (Offer letter signed during the first week of the academic year)