Changing the Game

Portrait

Emily Anne Nolte

Ann Borden

For Emily Anne Nolte 13MBA, the Sarah Beth Brown MBA Scholarship was critical financing that led to discovering a passion for finance. The scholarship was the “game changer” that persuaded Nolte, a Texan with a background in biology, to choose Emory.

In Nolte’s first year, her introductory finance professor, J. B. Kurish, challenged her to try at least one more class in the subject. By her final semester, she was enrolled in three more. In between, she took other finance classes, including one during summer study abroad.

“He really believed in me,” she says of Kurish. “I am so happy that I discovered, with some help, this area of interest that I had never before considered.”

Her deep dive into finance helped her land a position as senior consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

At Emory, Nolte served in the University Senate, Goizueta Honor Council, Goizueta Women in Business, Goizueta Pride Alliance, and as a volunteer rape crisis counselor at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation endowed the scholarship during Campaign Emory to honor daughter Sarah Beth Brown 89MBA, an executive at The Coca-Cola Company.

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