Brother Christopher D. Gooding (Fall 2011) Tapped To Serve As APCAA Director of Database & Campa
In order to sustain string leadership on the within the alumni ranks, "Old Heads" should always be about the business of shaping, encouraging, building pathways for the young generation to lead.
Brother Gooding hails from leadership roots, as he's was made along with 17 other "doers" from the Fall 2011 line Legendary 18 -- one of only 5 lines in the history of the Chapter to have 100% participation in the 2015 90th Anniversary Memorial XXXXX Campaign which raised funds for the Obelisk now on Morehouse College's Century Green.
Bro. Christopher Gooding serves as the Program Manager for Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies Program (GEMS), seated within the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In this role, he supports program leadership by modernizing program operations as well as assisting students as they seek candidacy to medical school.
Prior to joining the staff at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Bro. Gooding supported teacher recruitment efforts for DC Public Schools. His advocacy of student development and education was cultivated while serving as the Program Director for an all-male high school mentoring program, Young Achievers – Go to High School, Go to College, based in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. During his tenure, Bro. Gooding doubled programming opportunities, partnered with institutions such as Columbia Journalism School to support college preparation, provided internships in media and the arts, secured thousands of dollars in scholarships, as well as support the graduation of 30 young men of color.
Before taking on his new assignment in Washington, D.C., he developed the foundations of a Young Achiever Alumni Ambassadorship Program, building a bridge for recent “Y.A.” alum to lend their support of the program in the future.
Bro. Gooding, born and raised in the Bronx, NY, graduated, with honors, from Morehouse College, a private, all male liberal arts school in Atlanta, Georgia. He conferred a Bachelors of Arts in Economics in 2014. Each year since the age of 16 and into his college years, Bro. Gooding successfully completed internships at financial institutions such as the State Treasury of New Jersey, Morgan Stanley, The Bank of New York Mellon and J.P. Morgan, where he secured a full time offer after graduation.
He also represented the college on a trip to Barcelona, Spain and Rome, Italy with a select cohort of students within the Business & Economics Department on their Annual Spring Tour, an excursion aimed to increase exposure to local and international opportunities. He aimed to increase his global perspective by participating in an intensive study of contemporary issues affecting American society while touring seven countries in Caribbean, Central, and South America.
In addition, Bro. Gooding served as a Senator within the Student Government Association and the head of the Student Welfare and Concerns Committee. While in the Senate, he was responsible for distributing school district assignments while managing a group of representatives across grades in order to record student feedback with the goal of producing new legislature.
Bro. Gooding holds a number of distinctions; one being a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He has also received recognition from The Links, Incorporated, Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry, Morehouse College Presidential Ambassadors, and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.