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. Powernomics Corporation of America founder to speak at Fisk University for Lecture Series
  2. Author and Former U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chairwoman to speak at Fisk University as part of Fisk Lecture Series
  3. Alicia Henry Named 2016 Winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
  4. Sirius XM Radio Host Joe Madison to Speak at Fisk University for Fisk Lecture Series
  5. Fisk University Awarded $404,000 Grant from Army Research Office for Defense Research
  6. Fisk University Welcomes Fulbright Scholar to Faculty
  7. Inaugural Talented Tenth Gala and Awards Ceremony to be Held to Support Fisk Scholarships
  8. Fisk Faculty Members to Collaborate with Local Artists for Community Art Exhibit
  9. Kayla Elliot '10 Receives Southern Education Foundation Fellowship
  10. Giovanni to Receive Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia
  11. Inaugural Talented Tenth Gala and Awards Ceremony Held to Support Fisk Scholarships
  12. Stephanie Woodson '10 Named ZETA of the Year
  13. Dr. Carlton Maxwell '02 Delivers 2016 Commencement Address at University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
  14. Mathew Knowles '75 Receives Doctorate From Cornerstone Christian Bible College
  15. We Invite You to Show Your Support for Fisk by Making a Generous Gift to the Fisk Fund by June 30th
  16. Dearly Departed
  17. C. Orlandus Majors '87 Named First Vice President and Relationship Manager of INS Bank
  18. From the Desk of President Frank L. Sims
  19. New Student Orientation Fall 2016
  20. Student Victor Vinson Awarded the U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad
  21. United Negro College Fund to Award $50K Planning Grant to Fisk University
  22. President Frank L. Sims Hosts “Golf Outing with the President” During 2016 Alumni Reunion Weekend
  23. Asher Turney, MD '99 Named to Nashville's Black 40 Under 40 by Stay On The Go Magazine
  24. Iral Davis Porter ’60 Honored by the National Medical Association
  25. Joyce Searcy '71 Receives Metro Nashville Community Service Award
  26. KAPPA GAMMA CHAPTER of ZETA PHI BETA Sorority Kicks Off 50th Year Anniversary Celebration
  27. Dearly Departed
  28. Around Campus
  29. Dearly Departed
  30. Around Campus
  31. Wynell Edwards Retires After 47 Years of Service to Fisk
  32. Fisk Jubilee Singers® concert adds special guests
  33. NAIA All American Honorable Mention: Stevonna Scott
  34. Fisk Alumna Dr. Lauren Hicks Barton ’75 Elected President of the Michigan Occupational and Environmental Association
  35. Fisk University to Establish Research Center with $5M Grant From National Science Foundation
  36. Fisk University to Host Sesquicentennial Scholarship Gala at Music City Center
  37. Fisk University Establishes Research Center with $5m Grant From National Science Foundation
  38. Frist Center for the Visual Arts Celebrates WFSK 88.1 with Free Admissions for Faculty, Staff and Alumni
  39. Stieglitz Art Collection Returns To Fisk
  40. Dearly Departed
  41. Carl Van Vechten Gallery Grand Re-Opening
  42. UNCF/ Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Announces Selection of Fisk University Students
  43. Fisk Faculty Selected as Guest Speaker for National Science Foundation Workshop
  44. 87th Annual Spring Arts Festival
  45. Student Government Association Hosts Baltimore City State Attorney
  46. The Fisk Jubilee SIngers ® Recieve Feature Story in the Boston Globe and Recognition From Berklee College of Music
  47. Diane Nash ’61 to Receive Honorary Degree Ffrom University of Notre Dame
  48. P. Andrew Patterson ’65 to be Recognized with 2016 Law and Justice Award
  49. Stieglitz Art Collection Returns to Fisk
  50. Fisk Jubilee Singers® set to Headline Concert at Ryman Audiorium
  51. Fisk Women of Prominence Luncheon
  52. Fisk Jubilee Singer finds voice after cancer
  53. Fisk students have long history of fighting injustice
  54. Fisk Jubilee Singers bring gospel tradition to Boston
  55. Fisk Forum
  56. Dearly Departed
  57. Hotel Rooms for Reunion 2016
  58. Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Celebrates 90th Birthday with Fisk Beautification Project
  59. Fisk University Celebrates its Sesquicentennial with Various Events Year-Round
  60. Jazz on The Move: The Music and Life of Nat King Cole
  61. WFSK 88.1 Hits Milestone with Educational Programming
  62. Renowned Vocalist Presents Program of African American Spirituals
  63. Monique Odom ’95 Named Deputy Director of Metro Nashville Parks
  64. Around Campus
  65. Kim Whitley Wins Hollywood Game Night
  66. Fisk Women of Prominence Luncheon
  67. Jazzy 88 WFSK - Upcoming Events
  68. Dearly Departed
  69. Jacquelyn Favours '13 Joins Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
  70. Fisk Professors Win $333,249 Research Award
  71. Elizabeth Taylor ’02 Joins The Tennessee State Board of Education
  72. Kimberly Goods ’93 Named Teacher Of The Year
  73. Fisk Sunday
  74. Fisk Coverage Of Founders’ Day
  75. Women Of Perfection Participate In Annual MLK Day Of Service
  76. Kansas City Public Schools Names Dr. Mark Bedell ’97 New Superintendent
  77. Berklee College of Music Presents the Fisk Jubilee Singers®
  78. Hotel Rooms for Reunion 2016
  79. Dearly Departed
  80. Sesquicentennial Exhibits – John Hope & Aurelia E. Franklin Library
  81. University Open | Monday, January 25th
  82. Classes Cancelled and University | January 22, 2016
  83. Religious Leaders for Fisk Prayer Brunch
  84. 34th Annual Convocation: In Celebration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  85. Holiday Music at Fisk University
  86. University News - October 30, 2015
  87. University News - October 24, 2015
  88. Legacy Day
  89. University News - October 17, 2015
  90. Interim President: wants to improve finances
  91. Interim President
  92. Leadership Transition
  93. Sesquicentennial Calendar
  94. 2015 Jubilee Day Schedule
  95. 2015 Homecoming
  96. 2015 Live Well Benefits Fair
  97. New Student Orientation 2015: Brochure
  98. New Student Orientation 2015: at-a-glance
  99. 30 Great Small Business Degree Programs 2015
  100. Title IX
  101. Fisk Student Selected for Summer Research Experience at National Institute
  102. Fisk Inks Partnership Agreements with Nine Chinese Universities
  103. Trustees Establish Global Studies Fund
  104. Math Club Orientation
  105. Lady Patriot
  106. Nashville Freedom Schools' - Newsletter
  107. The walk for healthcare
  108. Sesquicentennial Art Project artist selected
  109. Volleyball Camp
  110. Awarded Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Agency
  111. Board of Trustees - New Members
  112. Los Angeles Fisk Alumni Association | Jazz Brunch
  113. Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 2
  114. Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 1
  115. President Announces Tuition Freeze & CFO Appointment
  116. Fisk 100 Revisited
  117. A $50,000 Makeover for Fisk Student Areas
  118. Student Leaders for 2015-2016 Academic Year
  119. Fisk University Associate Professor Dr. Lean'tin Bracks Has A Banner Year
  120. Inaugural Valda Montgomery Child Health Symposium Held at ASU
  121. Paine College Names Fisk Alumna Provost and VP of Academic Affairs
  122. Students Challenge State Voter ID Law
  123. 2015 Fisk University Baseball Team
  124. Swing Low Sweet Chariot moment captured on new Exeter Pound note
  125. Alumna Named Executive Director
  126. Alumnus Issues $500,000 Challenge to All Alumni
  127. Registration Opens for 2015 Maymester, Summer, and Fall Terms on March 16th!
  128. 2015 Retool Your School
  129. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.18.15)
  130. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.17.15)
  131. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.16.15)
  132. Live Demonstration of Mediation
  133. Fisk University News - January 2015
  134. Dr. Natalie Arnett selected for Prestigous Five-Year NSF Career Award
  135. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation
  136. Advertisement - Vice President for Finance & Administration
  137. Fisk president discusses historic university's current state and future
  138. Happy Holidays from the Fisk University Family
  139. Christmas at Fisk
  140. Mark Crowder wins National ABRCMS Award
  141. 2014 Fisk Homecoming
  142. First Lifetime Achievement Award to Trustee Emerita Leatrice B. McKissack
  144. Fisk University Maintains National Rankings
  145. Increased Enrollment For Third ConsecutiveYear
  146. Jazzy 88 WFSK Begins 2014 Fall Fund Drive with 9th Annual 48-hour Radiothon
  147. American Red Cross | Blood Drive
  148. Jubilee Day
  149. Sesquicentennial Art Commission
  150. New Student Orientation Fall 2014
  151. From a Spark to a Flame:
  152. Dr. Gladys Inez Ford
  153. Van Vechten Art Gallery
  154. New Student Orientation at-a-glance Fall 2014
  155. Fisk University Pre-College Summer Program
  156. Baccalaureate and Commencement 2014
  157. Gables Elementary
  158. Press Release 04/24/14
  159. Press Release 04/10/14
  160. Fisk wins HCASC challenge
  161. Retool Your School
  162. 2014 Scholars Weekend Schedule
  163. Campus Safety Awareness Week
  164. 85th Annual Spring Arts Festival - Schedule
  165. Business Week at Fisk University
  166. 2014 Honors Convocation
  167. 16th Annual Fisk Research Symposium (FRS) - Call for Abstracts
  168. Fisk University and the Los Angeles Alumni Association of Fisk Univeristy
  169. Fisk University has made great strides in past year
  170. Prelaw Seminar at Fisk University
  171. Keynote at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation
  172. SACSCOC Reaffirms University's Accreditation
  173. Last Night's Art Talk: Alicia Henry and Jaamal Sheats at Fisk
  174. Fisk University Presents Christmas at Fisk
  175. Fisk Alumni Article Featured in the Marin Independent Journal
  176. Stieglitz Collection Unveiled at Fisk's Partner, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  177. Allstate Quotes for Education
  178. Nashvillians reflect on March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr
  179. Fisk University Celebrates its Trailblazing Students
  180. Honorary Degree Nominations
  181. Fisk University receives 2013 R&D 100 Award
  182. Fisk AVP Jonathan M. Frost named a finalist for 2013 NELA Awards
  183. Golf Outing with Fisk President H. James Williams
  184. Fisk Alumna Mary K. Bush featured on television program