JAMES PAYNE ‘19


 
James Payne '19
Via @Morehouse on Twitter

Via @Morehouse on Twitter

 
 

Mr. Payne studied Economics with a math focus as well as Chinese and hails from Beaumont, Texas, where he attended Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School.

Why did you choose Morehouse?

Morehouse means the world to me. The individuals I have met on my journey have impacted me greatly. I would venture to say that I came to Morehouse a boy, but I am leaving a man. The decision to attend this great institution truly changed my life and I will be forever grateful.

Why did you initially choose to attend Morehouse?

My decision to attend Morehouse centered around a desire to learn more about myself as a black man and be more than a number on a roll. I heard that Morehouse was a place that would break me down and build me back up in a way that no one could ever shake my personal confidence. In addition to that, I was told the college would help me reach wherever I goal I set for myself academically and professionally which was something I could not pass up.

What has kept you at Morehouse?

Morehouse means the world to me. The individuals I have met on my journey have impacted me greatly. I would venture to say that I came to Morehouse a boy, but I am leaving a man. The decision to attend this great institution truly changed my life and I will be forever grateful.

Why did you choose to study Economics?

I have always been fascinated with learning how the world works. One day I heard that money and power ruled the world and I could not effectively study power.

Outside of Economics, what have you spent time learning about?

Learning about Chinese literature and culture.

More about Phi Beta Kappa:

My induction into honor societies has always been interesting. As a sophomore, I was inducted into the economics honor society a year before I was eligible. As a junior, I was one of five juniors to be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Internships

  • Revenue management Intern at United Airlines

  • Alternative Capital Markets Summer Analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase

Research

  • Wealth Gap Research at Morehouse College

Full-Time Offers

  • Alternative Capital Markets Analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase

Graduate School Acceptances

  • Harvard University Law School

Experiences Abroad

Scholarships

  • Oprah Winfrey Scholar

Academic Greek Organizations

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon

Professional Programs

Post-Graduation Plan

  • Harvard Law School