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