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