Joshua Packwood is the first non-Black valedictorian of Morehouse College.
Joshua William Packwood was born October 20, 1985, in Kansas City, MO. He attended Grandview Senior High School where he was an All-Conference football player, national championship-qualifying track & field athlete, and All-American debater. He graduated valedictorian and Phi Beta Kappa from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, in 2008. While at Morehouse, he held several leadership positions such as Student Government Association Attorney General and Director of the Cardinal Mentoring Program. He studied abroad at the London School of Economics and the Universidad de Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica. He also represented the College as an ambassador to various global companies in Hong Kong and Beijing. He held internships at Deloitte & Touche, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs, where he now works in New York in their Americas Special Situations Group. He was selected as a finalist for both the Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study in the Britain. In addition to work, Josh is active in the race-relations dialogue through Bill Clinton's former Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen and his wife Janet's Race and Reconciliation forum. He also mentors a Brooklyn, NY-high school student through the Student Sponsors Program.
Joshua Packwood was featured on our Brotha From Another Culture program on February 28, 2010.