LaToya Marsh ’99 Awarded 2013 40 Leaders Under Forty

Bryan School Alumna LaToya Marsh Honored with UNCG’s 2012 Young Alumni Award and 2013 Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty Award

In 2008, LaToya Marsh saw a need and moved to fill it. She started a cheer squad, the Greensboro Diamonds, for girls with mental and physical disabilities. They cheer in the state games, and in 2011 they brought home a gold medal. But winning is not the most important thing about the squad. “She has helped the girls believe in themselves,” wrote a parent of a Special Olympics cheerleader. “Many of them don’t feel they can do things that ‘normal’ girls do, but LaToya has assured them they are just as beautiful and smart as anyone else, and that they can achieve their dreams. She uplifts them every time she sees them.”

“She always talks about wanting to make a difference in everyone’s life,” wrote a fellow Make-A-Wish volunteer. “She once told me her day is not productive unless she can say at the end of the day that she has helped someone or changed someone’s life for the better.”

Marsh also volunteers for the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, MS Society, Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish Foundation, YMCA, Urban Ministries, Alzheimer’s Association and tutors children. Latoya also serves as a board member of the Bryan School Alumni Association.

The Young Alumni Award is presented to a UNCG alumni and honors those alumni who are 40 years of age and younger when nominated. It recognizes exceptional achievement and significant contribution to the recipient’s profession or community/society or university. The recipient must exemplify outstanding professional and personal development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches

Latoya has also been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under 40 Award. The 40 Leaders Under Forty Award is a program honoring up and coming young professionals in the Triad. It recognizes the accomplishments and the promise of 40 young leaders who have proven to be outstanding people within their business and in the Triad community. This year’s 40 Leaders Under Forty awards presentation will be held on February 28th at the Elliott University Center on the UNCG campus. The event is held in conjunction with the presenting sponsor, UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics.

Other Bryan School Alumni who have received the 40 Leaders Under 40 Award include:


Nadia Shirin Moffett ’07 BS
Aaron Rose ’04 MBA


Tuisha Fernandes ’04 MBA
Pauline Steele ’06 MSA
Jeffrey Walters ’04 MBA


Brian Hall ’12 MBA
Wade G. Jurney, Jr. ’95 BS


Joe Bolyard ’97 MBA; ’92 BS
Beth Dirks ’97 BS
Christopher Gorham ’03 BS
Joy Munns ’04 MS; ’02 BS
Craig Stokes, II ’06 MBA