The Metro New York Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) has recognized Scorpio Rogers, Mercy College’s vice president for the Bronx and Manhattan Campuses, with its 2022 Education Pillar Award.
“We believe your business strategies and dedication to Mercy College have had a social-economic impact on students and the community. This represents the essence of our education pillar,” wrote Norville Barrington, chapter president and chair of the association’s advisory board, in his announcement letter.
Rogers, who joined Mercy’s School of Business in 2017, has served in multiple administrative and academic roles, including associate dean, executive director of the incubation center and director of entrepreneurship. He is a candidate for a Ph.D. in business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and holds an M.B.A. in management from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He has been an active member of the NBMBAA for decades, most recently with the organization’s preparatory program for high school students known as "Leaders of Tomorrow."
“My first reaction to the award was pleasant surprise,” said Rogers. “NBMBAA advocates for talented, underserved students who want to go to college, but who may not know how to break in. It also provides mentoring and enrichment programs that help them gain skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. They have much in common with Mercy College.”
He continued, “I’m thankful for this award, which shines a light on both organizations. I’m also grateful to Mercy and to President Tim Hall for placing me in a position where I can best use and showcase my talents.”