HBCU Alumni Spotlight: Ebony, Human Resources Business Partner

Ebony, Human Resources Business Partner, is making a difference in the lives of corporate employees at The Walt Disney Company. Ebony’s undergraduate experience attending an HBCU continues to impact her life positively; As a proud alumna of Bethune-Cookman University and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., she has remained a part of close-knit networks,…

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Disney on the Yard supports the Cricket Celebration Bowl

In December of 2022, Disney on the Yard headed to Atlanta, GA as a corporate partner of the Cricket Celebration Bowl! The Cricket Celebration Bowl is an annual nationally televised, post season championship event showcasing a team from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), the prominent conferences of HBCU athletics…

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HBCU Spotlight: Christopher Allen, Filmmaker Services Manager, The Walt Disney Company

Meet Christopher, a filmmaker services manager with The Walt Disney Company. This role allows Chris to support the creation of shows and movies we love as they enter the post-production and editing phases. An alumnus of Morgan State University, Chris still carries and utilizes skills and lessons from his time at the Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Through Disney on the Yard, Chris has the opportunity to impact and serve others by aiding HBCU students achieve their career goals with Disney.

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HBCU Alumni Spotlight on Jianna Cousin, ABC News Digital News Associate

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Jianna Cousin, ABC News Digital News Associate at Disney General Entertainment, is a proud HBCU alum! While attending Clark Atlanta University, Jianna became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and studied Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Journalism. Learn more about how attending an HBCU prepared her for success at Disney!

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HBCU Spotlight: Ida Muldrow, Costume Designer, Disney Live Entertainment

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Disney is a place of storytelling and where our favorite stories come to life! When you visit a Disney theme park or resort, the costumes, or uniforms, that cast members wear are an extension of the immersive stories and experiences we create for our guests. For Ida, Costume Designer with Disney Live Entertainment, an exciting opportunity to tell a new story through costume came last year allowing her to revisit a lived experience to create an authentic outcome.

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HBCU Spotlight: Tai McEachin, Proprietor, Entertainment – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

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Tai’s Disney career is rooted in childhood memories of visiting the parks with her family. From two Disney Internships and a career spanning 15 at Walt Disney World® Resort, there was never a specific role in mind for Tai. Instead, her focus was on being the best version of herself in each role she held, and her desire to create the same happiness and memories for others that sparked her career. Today, Tai serves as the Entertainment Proprietor at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park leading atmosphere entertainment and operations that lead to exciting moments for guests and an inclusive workplace for her cast.

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Episode 4: Disney Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Disney on the Yard and Business Employee Resource Groups

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At Disney, inclusion is for everyone. We strive to design work environments that inspire optimism and drive innovation for all employees at all levels. And because we recognize that maintaining an inclusive, supportive workplace requires mindful attention and intention, we continually adapt to the evolving needs of our people. To discuss the opportunities available for our cast members, crew, Imagineers, and employees, as well as our external audience in the diversity, inclusion, and equity space, we are joined by Corey Savage, Senior Outreach & Engagement Manager, and LaJoy Mercer, Technical Recruiter as they share their experience and how they have seen this evolve while with The Walt Disney Company.

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HBCU Spotlight: James Smartt Jr., Content Production Undergraduate Associate

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Meet James, a graduate of Morehouse College working as a Digital Content Production Intern with Disney’s Global Talent Acquisition Marketing. In this role, James supports the creation of content and visual aids attracting candidates to open roles across The Walt Disney Company. In addition to his internship responsibilities, James is excited to make a positive impact on those around him and give back to current HBCU students. Learn more about James and his contributions to Disney on the Yard and The Walt Disney Company.

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