JCSU students selected to attend Forbes under 30 Summit for the first time

Ramoya Grandison ’19, and Anthony Edwards ’21

Johnson C. Smith University has not one, but two Forbes Under 30 Scholars. Ramoya Grandison ’19, and Anthony Edwards ’21, attended the Forbes Under 30 Annual Summit in Detroit October 27 – 30, 2019, where the best young leaders, founders and creators come together to connect, learn, teach and build.  

“I was very grateful and excited to be afforded the opportunity to network and connect with other masterminds, and to be able to hear from some of the most successful entrepreneurs such as Serena Williams, Kevin Durant, and Quavo,” said Grandison. 

“I felt honored to be selected and excited to be around the future leaders of the world,” Edwards added.

Grandison and Edwards are the first students at JCSU selected as Forbes under 30 Scholars and attend this conference. They would not have been able to achieve this without the help from Dr. Laura Colson McLean, Dr. Lucinda Blue, Dr. Maureen Leary and Ashley Keys with Metropolitan College.

“It gave us an opportunity to spread awareness about our school as a lot of students didn’t know of JCSU,” Grandison added.

Edwards echoed Grandison’s sentiment adding the conference gave them a feeling of notability. 

“This honor is the culmination of the personal development and leadership skills that JCSU has instilled in me since I first stepped onto campus,” he said. 

In addition to hearing from some of the world’s biggest leaders, Grandison and Edwards also networked and learned how to deliver a good pitch to potential investors.