As we prepare to graduate, it is a time to think about our legacy and supporting those students who follow in our footsteps. This year has been challenging and tested our resilience, but it has also shown the strength of the Goizueta community and supporting one another. We tragically lost one of our classmates this year, Rob Gooden.
To help honor his memory, the 2021 Full Time MBA class’ gift campaign will be a tribute to Rob. We cannot think of any better initiative to support than the legacy of our classmate. We understand if not everyone is able to participate but feel that it is our duty to help with Goizueta Business School’s commitment to providing a safe and supportive environment for students to learn, work, and grow.
To ensure that Goizueta Business School’s current and future students have access to resources that support mental health awareness, the 2021 Full Time MBA class gift will support the following initiatives, in memory of Rob:
- Creating a safe, relaxing, quiet mental health support space within the Goizueta Business School for students. The goal is to establish a stress-minimizing environment.
- Cultivating a culture of awareness as it relates to mental health through program offerings and resources; and broader awareness of on-campus mental health resources.
- Producing a plaque in memory of Rob Gooden so his legacy lives on.
Class gift donations will be directed to the Goizueta Full Time MBA Program Office. The Program Office is committed to supporting the above initiatives and will also be contributing funds. As we remember Rob Gooden and his impact on our class, we thank you for considering a donation that supports a mental health space and mental health program offerings in honor and memory of him. Thank you in advance for your support.
Here is a draft rendering of the mental health support space we hope to create with these class gift funds at Goizueta.