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Kellogg wins 2011 Net Impact Chapter of the Year Award

The school’s Net Impact Community is again honored for driving transformational change in the workplace and the world

By Sara Langen

11/9/2011 - For the second time in three years, the Kellogg Net Impact Community has been recognized for its commitment to improving society with the Net Impact Graduate Chapter of the Year Award.

The 2011 award was presented at the National Net Impact Conference in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 29. The award is given annually to the graduate chapter that best embodies the mission of the organization — to mobilize a new generation of leaders to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world.

The award, which the Kellogg chapter also won in 2009, demonstrates that Kellogg is the destination of choice for students looking to make a difference, Kellogg Net Impact Club President Jessica Porter said.

“It was a huge honor to be selected as the chapter that’s gone over and above what they’re able to do on campus,” she said. “This win is a testament to the collaborative culture at Kellogg and the dedication of the Net Impact Community and its leaders.”

Kellogg’s Net Impact Community includes the Net Impact Club, the Education Club, Kellogg Board Fellows, Kellogg Volunteers, the Emerging Markets Club, the Innovating Social Change Conference, the Sustainable Business Club, HUB 561, Kellogg Corps, the Neighborhood Business Initiative, Inner City Mentoring, the Global Health Initiative and the Public Management and Governance Club.

All the club leaders pulled together to develop the content for Porter’s presentation at the conference, where she sought to demonstrate Kellogg’s efforts to provide a wide range of global and local experiential opportunities for socially-minded students. Net Impact cited the Neighborhood Business Initiative in particular as one of Kellogg’s most impressive programs, with “more than 150 school students completing pro-bono consulting projects for approximately 30 local nonprofits, solving a variety of strategic challenges of high importance to the organizations.”

Considering how much time and effort Kellogg students devote to helping others, it’s rewarding to see them receive the recognition they deserve, said Assistant Director of Social Enterprise Jamie Jones.

“The passion and commitment of the members of the Kellogg Net Impact Club exemplify what it means to be a Kellogg MBA — they identify opportunities to combine their business acumen and passion to make positive change in the world,” she said. “Their enthusiasm and devotion are contagious.”

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