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Dorothy Jones BoydDorothy Jones Boyd, Class of 2008

Class of 2008, graduated summa cum laude
Undergraduate Major:  Business Administration; Accounting concentration
Hometown: Brodnax, VA

Involvement at Shaw:

  • Presidential Scholar
  • President, Honors Scholars Association
  • University Cheerleader
  • Alpha Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
  • Selected as the outstanding student in her major in her senior year

Work Experience:

  • RyanSharkey, LLP Public Accounting and Consulting Firm


Promoted to Accounting Senior in only 2 years at accounting firm.

Important to Know:

Currently studying to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam

Personal Motto:

If a job is once begun, never leave it till it's the labor great or small, do it well, or not at all!

About the Honors College:

Along with receiving a Presidential Scholarship to Shaw University came participation in the Honors College. For me, The Honors College represented the opportunity to be around like minded people who had similar academic goals and interests. It was a constant support system during my matriculation through the University. The Honors College challenged me and helped me become a forward thinking individual who takes responsibility for their own success. It gave me friendships and relationships that will last a life time. Sometimes it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, and with the great people who have been a part of the Honors College, I’m sure to be a success.

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