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. Nashville Freedom Schools' - Newsletter
  2. The walk for healthcare
  3. Los Angeles Fisk Alumni Association | Jazz Brunch
  4. Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 2
  5. Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 1
  6. President Announces Tuition Freeze & CFO Appointment
  7. Fisk 100 Revisited
  8. A $50,000 Makeover for Fisk Student Areas
  9. Student Leaders for 2015-2016 Academic Year
  10. Fisk University Associate Professor Dr. Lean'tin Bracks Has A Banner Year
  11. Inaugural Valda Montgomery Child Health Symposium Held at ASU
  12. Paine College Names Fisk Alumna Provost and VP of Academic Affairs
  13. Students Challenge State Voter ID Law
  14. 2015 Fisk University Baseball Team
  15. Swing Low Sweet Chariot moment captured on new Exeter Pound note
  16. Alumna Named Executive Director
  17. Alumnus Issues $500,000 Challenge to All Alumni
  18. Registration Opens for 2015 Maymester, Summer, and Fall Terms on March 16th!
  19. 2015 Retool Your School
  20. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.18.15)
  21. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.17.15)
  22. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.16.15)
  23. Live Demonstration of Mediation
  24. Fisk University News - January 2015
  25. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation
  26. Advertisement - Vice President for Finance & Administration
  27. Fisk president discusses historic university's current state and future
  28. Happy Holidays from the Fisk University Family
  29. Christmas at Fisk
  30. 2014 Fisk Homecoming
  32. Increased Enrollment For Third ConsecutiveYear
  33. Jazzy 88 WFSK Begins 2014 Fall Fund Drive with 9th Annual 48-hour Radiothon
  34. American Red Cross | Blood Drive
  35. Jubilee Day
  36. Sesquicentennial Art Commission
  37. New Student Orientation Fall 2014
  38. From a Spark to a Flame:
  39. Dr. Gladys Inez Ford
  40. Van Vechten Art Gallery
  41. New Student Orientation at-a-glance Fall 2014
  42. Fisk University Pre-College Summer Program
  43. Baccalaureate and Commencement 2014
  44. Gables Elementary
  45. Press Release 04/24/14
  46. Press Release 04/10/14
  47. Fisk wins HCASC challenge
  48. Retool Your School
  49. 2014 Scholars Weekend Schedule
  50. Campus Safety Awareness Week
  51. 85th Annual Spring Arts Festival - Schedule
  52. Business Week at Fisk University
  53. 2014 Honors Convocation
  54. 16th Annual Fisk Research Symposium (FRS) - Call for Abstracts
  55. Fisk University and the Los Angeles Alumni Association of Fisk Univeristy
  56. Fisk University has made great strides in past year
  57. Prelaw Seminar at Fisk University
  58. Keynote at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation
  59. SACSCOC Reaffirms University’s Accreditation
  60. Last Night's Art Talk: Alicia Henry and Jaamal Sheats at Fisk
  61. Fisk University Presents “Christmas at Fisk”
  62. Fisk Alumni Article Featured in the Marin Independent Journal
  63. Stieglitz Collection Unveiled at Fisk’s Partner, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  64. Fisk Homecoming Schedule
  65. Outlook Email Outage
  66. Fisk Homecoming
  67. Allstate Quotes for Education
  68. Nashvillians reflect on March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr
  69. Fisk University Celebrates its Trailblazing Students
  70. Honorary Degree Nominations
  71. Fisk University receives 2013 R&D 100 Award
  72. Fisk AVP Jonathan M. Frost named a finalist for 2013 NELA Awards
  73. Golf Outing with Fisk President H. James Williams
  74. Fisk Alumna Mary K. Bush featured on television program