Wille Deese-Closing Bell Speaker

Closing Bell Speaker Series 2014-2015 Academic Year

The School of Business and Economics sponsors the Closing Bell Speaker Series (CBSS), which began in September 2008. The program brings successful scholarly professionals to the campus to engage with students in topical discussions that reflect the changing global environment. The primary objectives of the CBSS are:


1) To provide insight on the current trends facing businesses today.
2) To inspire students and provide additional encouragement for quality person and career development.
3) To enrich the students’ lives by providing them with role models in the careers for which they are preparing.

Many thanks to Mr. Curt “CT’ Tomlin who initiated The Closing Bell Speaker Series in 2008 as a result of the 2007 opening of the Financial Trading Room in the School of Business and Economics. We appreciate his vision and passion that sprouted into the CBSS.

DateLocation/TimeSpeakerCompanyTopic
September 11, 2014 The Fred and Janie Deese Auditorium, Merrick Hall 125    4:00 p.m. Dr. Beryl McEwen North Carolina A&T State University

A Conversation with Dr. Beryl McEwen: Passion and Purpose

Interviewer - Mrs. Karen Collins, President, Collins Corporation, LLC.

October 16, 2014 The Fred and Janie Deese Auditorium, Merrick Hall 125 4:00 p.m. Mr. John Bluford Truman Medical Centers Leadership, Mission, and Moral Compass
November 20, 2014 The Fred and Janie Deese Auditorium, Merrick Hall 125 4:00 p.m. Ms. Tammy Edwards Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas  City TBA
February 19, 2015 The Fred and Janie Deese Auditorium, Merrick Hall 125 4:00 p.m. Mr. John Hope Bryant

Operation Hope

TBA
March 19, 2015 The Fred and Janie Deese Auditorium, Merrick Hall 125 4:00 p.m. Ms. Bathsheba Sams International Paper TBA
April 16, 2015 The Fred and Janie Deese Auditorium, Merrick Hall 125 4:00 p.m. Mr. Keith Bevans Bain & Company TBA