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Opportunity Network Honors Undergraduate Shatiek Gatlin

Babson Sophomore Shatiek Gatlin is the recipient of  The Opportunity Network‘s 2014 Bremond and Michael MacDougall Award for Student Achievement.

Shatiek Gatlin receives award from Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus Brian Weinstein

Shatiek Gatlin receives award from Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus Brian Weinstein

Each year, The Opportunity Network selects one student in its program to receive this award, in recognition of that student’s exemplary academic and early professional accomplishments. Typically given to college seniors, Gatlin is the youngest student to receive this honor, due to  the extraordinary talents he has displayed throughout his years as an OppNet Fellow.

Awards were presented during the Opportunity Network’s Night of Opportunity gala, Monday, April 7th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.  Also honored at the event were actors Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz along with Sallie Krawcheck (85 Broads) and DeMaurice Fitzgerald Smith (NFL Players Association).

The evening provided Gatlin with a unique opportunity to showcase his achievements in front of 650+ supporters at the dinner. The honor comes with a $2,000 monetary award.

“Congratulations to Shatiek on this achievement and thank you for being a wonderful representative for The Opportunity Network,” said the Network in a release.

Gatlin, a sophomore at Babson, was born and raised in Queens, NY.  He is both a Gates Millennium Leadership and POSSE Scholar and has received the Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry Scholarship as well.  He is a co-founder of the Babson Chapter of Moneythink, coaching low-income urban teens to make wise real-world financial decisions.  He serves as a mentor to first-year students in Babson’s flagship Foundations of Management Entrepreneurship program.   Last summer, Gatlin was a Finance and Administration intern at Junior Achievement of NY, and in 2012 he was an intern in Morgan Stanley’s Accounts Payable department. This summer, he has been selected for Ernst & Young’s Launch Summer Internship Program. Gatlin, the oldest of four boys, will be the first person in his family to graduate high school and attend college.