1970
1970
ABBS

Association of Black Business Students established

This organization promoting the success of African-American business students was founded by Dr. Earl Vinson, initially as the Graduate Association of Black Business Students. Student leaders will decide to expand membership and change the name to the Association of Black Business Students (ABBS) in 1977. Both versions are shaped by long-time faculty advisor Thaddeus Spratlan, a professor of marketing whose seminal work supporting minority owned business development will later be formalized in the school’s Consulting and Business Development Center.

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