Member of Sigma Alpha Delta since: Spring 2006
Baruch College Graduation Date: September, 2008
Country of Origin: Georgetown, Guyana
Date of Bio: Fall 2011
“Once your attitude changes, everything around you will change. The choice is yours!”
Roxanne Layne has been a member of Sigma Alpha Delta since spring 2006. She has never held an executive position in Sigma Alpha Delta, although she has shared her experience by encouraging members to join and participate in activities. She often explains members to take an active role in their college experience, develop a professional profile on sites like LinkedIn, and to attend networking events to better their experience. In addition, Roxanne has volunteered at many events that the Honor Society provides: Children Aid Society, Habitat for Humanitarian, Bailey's House, JP Morgan Cabrini, raised money at the Saint Patrick Day Bake Sale, and Relay for Life Breast Cancer Awareness. Most recently, Roxanne was an Honorary Alumni speaker for the 2011 Alumni Social (Alumni Reunion), which was spearheaded by Joseph Alshawish the Alumni Chair of Relations at the time.
In 2009, Roxanne obtained Certificate Programs in Project Management, Accounting Principles, and Essentials of Human Resources Management - SHRM. In addition, Roxanne has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business and an associate degree in Accounting from Borough of Manhattan Community College. In April 2008 she was inducted in the Sigma Iota Epsilon - T
he National Honorary and Professional Management Fraternity at Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business and was a member of Society of Human Resources Management -SHRM. Roxanne is currently pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Project Management at Keller School of Management in New York City. In addition, she is preparing to take the PMP exam in the next couple of months.
Roxanne explains, “While at Sigma, I had the privilege of meeting Paul Sinclair, Yaphet Murphy, Danielle LaMazza, Hosni Mubarak, and Christopher Garner who were inspirational and motivating members. These individuals articulated the importance of leadership and how volunteerism is essential, especially to the society.”When asked why did you choose Sigma Alpha Delta? Roxanne replied, “Sigma chose me. I received a letter in the mail stating that congratulations, you have been chosen to be a part of Sigma Alpha Delta Honor Society and I was much pleased.”
Roxanne has over 17 years of extensive experience in banking and financial services. Most recently, she has obtained a Project Manager position with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney where she manages over 500 branches in various states. Roxanne enjoys her career tremendously. She has developed an outstanding relationship with her clients; while providing excellent customer service and project management techniques daily. Prior to this position, she held an Analyst position at Citigroup where she supported over 5000 System Administrators and other business units. In this role, she has received a Praise Award for going above and beyond for her clients and management team. Roxanne has held other positions for other companies such as: The Bank of New York, JP Morgan Chase, UBS Paine Webber, and Garban Intercapital. Roxanne is best known for customer retention, team building, coaching, career development, negotiation, interviewing skills, training and development, employee relations, project management, performance appraisals, and human resources management. Roxanne is extremely passionate about project management and her ultimate goal is to become a CEO at a multimillion dollar organization. Roxanne spends most of her time working and motivating others to accomplish their desired goals. She attends church regularly and serves as a member of the Altar Guild. She enjoys movies, dancing, theater, and music. She believes that everyone can reach their fullest potential through perseverance and having a positive attitude.