Business Week at Fisk University

March 17-21, 2014

The mission of Business Week at Fisk University is to assist in the professional development and career process of participants and to raise awareness and support for Fisk University.  All events except the Business Partnership with Fisk annual luncheon are open and free to the public, and will be held on the historic Fisk University campus, unless otherwise noted on the schedule of events.

The Business Week at Fisk University is a collaborative endeavor of the Department of Business Administration and the Division of Institutional Advancement.  An activity of the BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP WITH FISK initiative, it provides Fisk students and members of the Middle Tennessee community with a wide range of activities for empowerment and networking.

The major sponsors of this year’s Business Week at Fisk University are Regions Bank, SKANSKA, Fifth Third Bank, the Nashville Business Journal, and the National Urban League’s Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP).

For more information regarding Business Week at Fisk University, please contact Dr. Stafford Cargill, Department of Business Administration Chairperson, at (615) 329-8793 or or Mr. Dedric Norris, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at (615) 329-8595 or

Daily Activities

Monday, March 17, 2014
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  
Spence Hall, Multi-Purpose Room,
Fisk University Campus

The Affordable Healthcare Act in the Business Sector, Presented by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of TN

  • How the Affordable Healthcare Act affects businesses.
  • Government healthcare assistance for disadvantaged and minority owned businesses.
  • Healthcare and the college student: What are your coverage rights?

Presenter: Mr. Chris Ramsey, Director of Policy & Regulations for the Office of Healthcare Reform Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Appleton Room, Jubilee Hall, Fisk University Campus

Panel DiscussionAre Leaders Born or Made?  Moderator: Fisk University President H. James Williams

  • What is a business leader?
  • What are Fortune 500 companies looking for in a leader?
  • Workforce competition.
  • How to make the most of your opportunity.

Panelist: Don Hardin,  President of Don Hardin Group, Jim Schmitz, Middle Tennessee Area President, Regions Bank, Joey Hatch- Co-COO at Skanska USA Building Inc., Danielle Cornwall, Manager, Campus Programs Black Executive Exchange Program

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Boardroom to the Classroom Business Professionals visit the following classes:

Principles of Finance    9:20-10:30 a.m. 

Park Johnson 203 (A. Cambronero)

Latrisha Jemison, Senior Vice President & Regional Community Affairs Manager, Regions Bank

Kandace Harris, Private Banking Assistant, Regions Bank  


Principles of Macroeconomics     10:40-11:55 a.m.   

Park Johnson 203 (A. Cambronero)

Robin Dunlap, Sr. Director, Strategic Resource Group, HCA, Inc.

Rhonda Sherry, Corporate Regional Recruiter, Standard Parking

Principles of Accounting     1:00-2:10 p.m.              

Park Johnson 206 (S. Cargill)

Joseph Turner, President, Universal Electronics Co., Inc.

Ernest Howard, Owner, Tax Planning and Defense       

Introduction to Business & Entrepreneurship     2:20-3:35 p.m.    

Park Johnson 206 (S. Cargill)

Bill McCleskey, Master Agent, Mitech Partners 

Jenean Davis, Owner, JDavis Events Management

Business Policy     10:40-11-55 a.m.        

Park Johnson 122 (N. Umontuen)

Kimberly Taylor, Trust Assistant, Regions Private Wealth Management

Rachel Howard, HR Manager, Aegis Sciences Corporation

Justin Wyatt, VP, Consumer Insights & Research, Country Music Television


Principles of Management     1:00-2:10 p.m.             

Park Johnson 107 (N. Umontuen)

Jeff Fisher, ‎Chief Financial Officer/ Chief Cultural Officer, Aegis Sciences Corporation

Kara Allen, HR Recruiter, Aegis Sciences Corporation

Business Mixer:     5:00 to 7:00 p.m.         

Nashville Business Journal Offices 1800 Church Street Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37203

*Sponsored by the Nashville Business Journal*

Thursday, March 20, 2014
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Business Partnership with Fisk Luncheon Appleton Room
Jubilee Hall, Fisk University Campus

  • Keynote Speaker-Ms. Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Wealth Management
    Senior Client Advisor, Managing Director Morgan Stanley
  • Presentation by students from Enactus (formerly SIFE)
  • Delta Mu Delta Induction Ceremony

Friday, March 21, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fifth Third Bank Lunch and Learn
Spence Hall, Multi-Purpose Room, Fisk University Campus


  1. Fisk Sunday
  2. University Open | Monday, January 25th
  3. Classes Cancelled and University | January 22, 2016
  4. 34th Annual Convocation: In Celebration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  5. Holiday Music at Fisk University
  6. University News - October 30, 2015
  7. University News - October 24, 2015
  8. Legacy Day
  9. University News - October 17, 2015
  10. Interim President: wants to improve finances
  11. Interim President
  12. Leadership Transition
  13. Sesquicentennial Calendar
  14. 2015 Jubilee Day Schedule
  15. 2015 Homecoming
  16. 2015 Live Well Benefits Fair
  17. New Student Orientation 2015: Brochure
  18. New Student Orientation 2015: at-a-glance
  19. 30 Great Small Business Degree Programs 2015
  20. Title IX
  21. Fisk Student Selected for Summer Research Experience at National Institute
  22. Fisk Inks Partnership Agreements with Nine Chinese Universities
  23. Trustees Establish Global Studies Fund
  24. Math Club Orientation
  25. Lady Patriot
  26. Nashville Freedom Schools' - Newsletter
  27. The walk for healthcare
  28. Sesquicentennial Art Project artist selected
  29. Volleyball Camp
  30. Awarded Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Agency
  31. Board of Trustees - New Members
  32. Los Angeles Fisk Alumni Association | Jazz Brunch
  33. Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 2
  34. Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 1
  35. President Announces Tuition Freeze & CFO Appointment
  36. Fisk 100 Revisited
  37. A $50,000 Makeover for Fisk Student Areas
  38. Student Leaders for 2015-2016 Academic Year
  39. Fisk University Associate Professor Dr. Lean'tin Bracks Has A Banner Year
  40. Inaugural Valda Montgomery Child Health Symposium Held at ASU
  41. Paine College Names Fisk Alumna Provost and VP of Academic Affairs
  42. Students Challenge State Voter ID Law
  43. 2015 Fisk University Baseball Team
  44. Swing Low Sweet Chariot moment captured on new Exeter Pound note
  45. Alumna Named Executive Director
  46. Alumnus Issues $500,000 Challenge to All Alumni
  47. Registration Opens for 2015 Maymester, Summer, and Fall Terms on March 16th!
  48. 2015 Retool Your School
  49. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.18.15)
  50. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.17.15)
  51. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.16.15)
  52. Live Demonstration of Mediation
  53. Fisk University News - January 2015
  54. Dr. Natalie Arnett selected for Prestigous Five-Year NSF Career Award
  55. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation
  56. Advertisement - Vice President for Finance & Administration
  57. Fisk president discusses historic university's current state and future
  58. Happy Holidays from the Fisk University Family
  59. Christmas at Fisk
  60. Mark Crowder wins National ABRCMS Award
  61. 2014 Fisk Homecoming
  62. First Lifetime Achievement Award to Trustee Emerita Leatrice B. McKissack
  64. Fisk University Maintains National Rankings
  65. Increased Enrollment For Third ConsecutiveYear
  66. Jazzy 88 WFSK Begins 2014 Fall Fund Drive with 9th Annual 48-hour Radiothon
  67. American Red Cross | Blood Drive
  68. Jubilee Day
  69. Sesquicentennial Art Commission
  70. New Student Orientation Fall 2014
  71. From a Spark to a Flame:
  72. Dr. Gladys Inez Ford
  73. Van Vechten Art Gallery
  74. New Student Orientation at-a-glance Fall 2014
  75. Fisk University Pre-College Summer Program
  76. Baccalaureate and Commencement 2014
  77. Gables Elementary
  78. Press Release 04/24/14
  79. Press Release 04/10/14
  80. Fisk wins HCASC challenge
  81. Retool Your School
  82. 2014 Scholars Weekend Schedule
  83. Campus Safety Awareness Week
  84. 85th Annual Spring Arts Festival - Schedule
  85. Business Week at Fisk University
  86. 2014 Honors Convocation
  87. 16th Annual Fisk Research Symposium (FRS) - Call for Abstracts
  88. Fisk University and the Los Angeles Alumni Association of Fisk Univeristy
  89. Fisk University has made great strides in past year
  90. Prelaw Seminar at Fisk University
  91. Keynote at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation
  92. SACSCOC Reaffirms University's Accreditation
  93. Last Night's Art Talk: Alicia Henry and Jaamal Sheats at Fisk
  94. Fisk University Presents Christmas at Fisk
  95. Fisk Alumni Article Featured in the Marin Independent Journal
  96. Stieglitz Collection Unveiled at Fisk's Partner, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  97. Fisk Homecoming Schedule
  98. Fisk Homecoming
  99. Allstate Quotes for Education
  100. Nashvillians reflect on March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr
  101. Fisk University Celebrates its Trailblazing Students
  102. Honorary Degree Nominations
  103. Fisk University receives 2013 R&D 100 Award
  104. Fisk AVP Jonathan M. Frost named a finalist for 2013 NELA Awards
  105. Golf Outing with Fisk President H. James Williams
  106. Fisk Alumna Mary K. Bush featured on television program