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Curtis J. OutlawCurtis J. Outlaw, Class of 2009

Class of 2009
Undergraduate Major:  Business Administration

Involvement at Shaw:

  • Senior Class Vice President
  • Residential Advisor
  • Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Member of the Shaw Man/Shaw Woman Society
  • Leader in the Student Government Association
  • Student Development Coordinator
  • Internship with Morgan Stanley in New York City, NY
  • Internship with Allstate Financial in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Awarded 1st place in the Morgan Stanley Business Seminar Case Series

Graduate Study:

  • Master of Public Administration with a specialization in International Policy and Management – New York University c/o 2014

Work Experience:

After graduation from Shaw University, Curtis worked as a Program Research Assistant with Johns Hopkins and Shaw University investigating the effects of race, economic status, and psychosocial affairs on the quality of life among men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

  • Later he was awarded a summer position with the Department of Veteran Affairs in St. Louis, Missouri as a Measurement and Evaluation Specialist evaluating the effects of training programs that intended to improve the life of military veterans.


  • Elected to Vice President of Operations for the Wagner Economic and Finance Association (WEFA).
  • Serving as a member at large for the Black Student Association.
  • Received the Outstanding Civilian of the Year Award.
  • Created a strategic proposal for job creation to lower class Newark, NJ residents. (Currently under review)
  • Founding member of the Empowerment Inc. and GLAH Inc.

Important to Know:

He is a first generation college graduate and currently pursuing his master's degree. Upon completion, he will also be the first in his family to do so. Also, Curtis has completed coursework in countries including China, Europe, and Germany.

Personal Motto:

In whatever you do, strive to do it so well, that no man living, and no man dead, and no man yet to be born, can do it better." –Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays.

About the Honors College:

Words cannot express the amount of gratitude and appreciation I have for Dr. Leathers and the Honors College. It is true that "Iron sharpth Iron" and this is exactly what the Honors College does for its students. The amount of discipline and tools obtained not only help transcend my ability to perform at a higher level but also provided a sense of PRIDE and CONFIDENCE that many HBCU's lack. To this very day, some of the research assignments given during my time in the Honors College are being used as a reference to establish concrete evidence and guidelines for graduate research. Dr. Leathers and the Honors College knew how to bring out my best by continuing to challenge my work. I look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the Honors College and will be anxious to hear what the future has in store for such a wonderful program.  

With this, I say thank you to Dr. Leathers, "The" Honors College, and "The Shaw University….

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