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Fall 2014 Student Accomplishments

Published date: December 1, 2014

(1) Tieona Booker (Management major) participated in Project Shadow at Riverside Logistics in Richmond. Her host was Shernice Ford (Operations Manager at Riverside and Logistics Major, 2011 grad).

(2) Ashely Mitchell (Marketing major) and Kamesha Gibbs (Management major and May 14 grad) participated in a Madison and Main Media Mixer with Rita McClenney (CEO at Virginia Tourism), Dave Saunders (President of Madison and Main) and dozens of other leading industry.

(3) Monet Graves (Accounting/Finance major) participated in a dinner in Richmond with Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Metlife, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Joining Monet was Kahlil Tate (Management/Finance major and May 14 grad).

(4) Akhenaton Blye (Management major) has been offered and has accepted an internship in the Office of Governor. Akhenaton is responsible for Restoration of Rights. 

(5) Michael McCatrey (Marketing major) participated in Project Shadow with Evan Kaufman (Executive Director) of the Hopewell Downtown Project.

(6) Calvin Corbin (Accounting major) has been hired for a post-graduate paid internship at Dixon Hughes Goodman. Calvin’s office will be in Glen Allen and he will begin in January.

(7) Brittany Stukes (Management/HR major) participated in the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) networking meeting at Willow Oaks Country Club and met with over three dozen HR managers.

(8) Shanikka Richardson (Marketing major), Atiya Leach (Marketing major and May 14 grad) and Eldon Burton (Management major and May 11 grad) participated in the Fayad Law 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Jefferson Hotel. 

(9) Jenae Moore (Management major) and Asjah Royal (Management major) participated in the Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW) luncheon at SunTrust's downtown headquarters.

(10) LaTasha Richardson (Management major) performed so well in Career Launch that Eileen Lamb (HR Director for Shamin Hotels) has offered her an internship as a corporate recruiter.

(11) Lawrence Fitch (MISY major) participated in the RVA TechJam on the Haxall Canal and networked with scores of IT companies.

(12) Sylvia McHerron (Management/HR major) has been selected for a paid summer internship at WalMart Logistics. Sylvia will be stationed in Laurens, South Carolina. 

(13) Shante Raines, Lawrence Fitch, Tiara Green, Terrance Hobson, Melanie Green, John Miles, Jay Davis, Eli Johnson, Fidelis Zemkwe, Kera Bridges, and Corey Peoples (all MISY majors) participated in Project Shadow at General Electric’s (GE) Cyber Security facility. Also participating was Zardelis McKnight, a senior at Southside Baptist Christian School studying Cyber Security is being recruited to attend VSU to pursue a Cyber Security degree. 

(14) Jenae Moore (Management major) and Messiyah Kerr (Management major) participated in the BizSource Entrepreneurial Resource Fair in Chesterfield.

(15) Student in COBU 400 were featured in the Progress Index for their senior project. To read the article, click here:http://www.progress-index.com/article/20141031/NEWS/141039935/13346/OPINION#OPINION/?Start=1&_suid=14147630114280395715972547331

(16) Dennis Mcrae (Accounting major) has been awarded a paid internship with our friend Woody Thomas, Owner of Magic Special Events. Also, Dennis has been offered a part-time job for January with our friends at Shamin Hotels to work at the Hampton Inn in Colonial Heights.

(17) Akhenaton Blye (Management major), Tarik Floyd (Marketing major) and Lawrence Harris (Sport Management major) participated in Alliance Group's 15th Anniversary Party in Richmond with over 50 businesses. 

(18) Loni Dickerson (Management/HR major) has been offered a paid HR internship at Sun Management where her responsibilities will regard recruiting, vetting candidates, payroll, job postings, etc.

(19) David Ghartey (MISY major) has been offered a paid IT internship at Booz Allen Hamilton along with an offer for full-time employment subsequent graduation. 

(20) For the second year in a row a Reginald F. Lewis College of Business at VSU student has won the Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW) scholarship! Aqilah Bullen (Marketing major) has won the 2014 CREW Scholarship and the $750 that comes with it. In addition, Aqilah will be provided free membership in the organization. Last year’s recipient was Alana Dawson (Marketing major and May 14 grad).
(21) Justin Murchison (MISY major) passed his Property and Casualty licensure for State Farm and can now sell insurance.

(22) Marnelle Fanfan (Management major), L’Nique Freeman (Management major), Monet Graves (Accounting major), Brittany Lamback (Mass Comm major and Dec 13 grad), Cory Lane (Marketing major), Janae Moore (Management major), and Christina Tefera (Management major) participated in the Shamin Hotels Breast Cancer Awareness 2014 Fundraiser. Our students joined over 100 other industry professionals for the event held in Chester. 

(23) Briana Taylor (Management major and Marketing minor) participated in Project Shadow contributing to the City of Petersburg’s Branding Campaign. Briana met with City manager William Johnson and Johnson, Inc. President Ken Johnson and met with all City department heads. The City of Petersburg released (not public) the new branding campaign.

(24) David Ghartey (MISY major), Ebenezer Otchere (Marketing major), and Deonesha Williams (MISY major) participated in the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. 

(25) Eldon Burton (Management major and 2011 grad) branded the Mark R. Warner for Re-Election to the U.S. Senate Campaign’s hashtag, i.e. Markyourvote. 

(26) Ulysses Knight (Management major and 2012 grad) visited Google and Facebook in California for meetings pertinent to innovation and collaboration. 

(27) Alana Dawson (Marketing major and May 14 grad) has been hired as a Marketing Associate at Spark Strategic Ideas in Charlotte.

(28) Timothy Blanks (Management major) and Craig Lowe (Marketing major) tied for first place in the Shamin Hotels Career Launch Collegiate Competition.

(29) Ryan Gilbreath (Management major and 2010 grad) has been hired as a Web Project Manager with our friends at Punch in Richmond.

(30) Timothy Blanks (Management major) participated in Senator Rosalyn Dance's Oath of Office as the official photographer. Timothy owns his own photography business and has done other shoots to include e.g. events at Richard Bland College.

(31) Timothy Blanks (Management major), Akira Grigsby (Management major), Elijah Miller (Marketing major), Latasha Richardson (Management major), Michael McCatrey (Marketing major), Tionna Chambers (MISY major), and Messiyah Kerr (Management major) were the top performers in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by BandyWorks, Shamin Hotels, Mazda, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Sun Management, Johnson Inc., and KPMG.

(32) Twenty of our students were profiled on Students on Reel at http://business.vsu.edu/testimonials/index.php 

(33) Tionna Chambers (MISY major) has earned an invite to return to the Delaware Psychiatric Institute for another paid IT internship over the Christmas break.

(34) Michael McCatrey (Marketing major) participated in Project Shadow with Steve Patterson (Vice President of Marketing for Southern States) in Richmond.

(35) Eldon Burton (Management major and 2011 grad) participated in a select panel at SunTrust’s downtown headquarters. Joining Eldon on the panel were Dietra Trent (Deputy Secretary of Education for Virginia), David Meadows (VP for Administration and Finance at VSU), Jeff Bourne (Member of Richmond School Board and yours truly classmate at W&M), and Ditu Kasuyi (President of Urban Financial Services Coalition). The topic regarded student debt. 

(36) Marnelle Fanfan (Management major) has been appointed by the City of Petersburg in her capacity as intern to coordinate the City’s annual Christmas party.

(37) The Business Professionals of America participated in the Walk Against Hunger in Petersburg.

(38) The Black Data Processing Association (BDPA) Richmond chapter generously offered free memberships for the following MISY students, Kera Bridges, Tionna Chambers, Lawrence Fitch, Ashton Holland, Eli Johnson, and Shante Raines. The preceding six students join sixteen other MISY students as members.

(39) Fidelis Zemkwe (MISY major) visited the Chesterfield Technical Center to recruit high school students to VSU. Among the audience were Cisco and Oracle students.

(40) Raven McGriff (Accounting major) has been invited to interview for an internship with KPMG. 

(41) Over fifty students participated in Virginia Society of CPAs Day to include interviewing. Sixteen students registered to become members of VSCPA. 

(42) Over forty students participated in 4Core Technology Day to include interviewing. 

(43) Jamarl Asbery (Marketing major and May 14 grad) has been hired as a File Clerk at Gainor Staffing in New York City.

(44) Ryan Gilbreath (Management major and 2010 grad) has launched www.sharemorestories.com, a company and product in development that seeks to revolutionize the way storytellers and story seekers create, share and discover great stories. Guided by the words of Maya Angelou, who said that “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” www.sharemorestories.com is based on the ideas that the storytelling experience is meant to be social, and that authors and readers can collaborate together to develop great story experiences. 

(45) College of Business seniors in Dr. Venkat Mummalaneni’s Strategic Marketing course are working on a project to increase awareness at Virginia State University regarding credit score. 

(46) Jasmine Mims (Management major) visited with Latoshia Harrison (Warehouse Manager at WalMart Logistics) at the Sutherland Distribution Center.

(47) Jasmine Mims (Management major) and Jade Mims (Management major) interviewed for a full-time position for after graduation with Washington National Insurance. Jasmine currently interns for State Farm and Jade interns for Dominion.

(48) Allison Selby (Management major) and Marshawn Shelton (Management major) interviewed for a HR internship with Sun Management. 

(49) Natan McKenzie (Marketing major and 2011 grad) came up a few hundred votes short in his candidacy for Petersburg City Council.

(50) Andre Garvin (Management major and Dec 12 grad) has been hired as a Financial Advisor Trainee at GreyCliff Advisory Group.

(51) Tarik Floyd (Marketing major) hosted a candid conversation in Petersburg for a standing room only crowd. The conversation regarded real issues affecting real men in the Petersburg community. 

(52) Marquis Williams (Management major) has been offered and has accepted a full-time job at WalMart in Management upon graduating in December.

(53) Kenneth Mills (Marketing major) interviewed for a full-time marketing position with our friend Oliver Singleton, President of Metropolitan Business League. The position is for after graduation in May. 

(54) Twenty-seven students participated in Summit Media Day to include interviewing for advertising and marketing positions. 

(55) Students in Intro to Business and Professional Enhancement hosted in the classroom Gabriel Perry, Vice President for Regional Sales for ESI. Students participated in interview role-play sessions. 

(56) Jimmy Brown (Accounting major) has been hired for a part-time job with General Dynamics.

(57) Ahmad Bizzell (Management major and May 14 grad) demonstrated how retention can and should work at VSU when he hired at his barber shop a freshman (to go nameless) after learning that she was planning on transferring because she was unable to earn money for her family absent a job. 

(58) Terrance Hobson (MISY major), Elijah Miller (Marketing major), Timothy Blanks (Management major), Craig Lowe (Marketing Major), Domonique Hawkins (Finance minor), and Chris Allen (Accounting major) were the Top Performers in Small Group Role-Play as assessed by VDOT, First Capital Bank, The Growth Coach, Bon Air @ the Village, Heroes Academy, Vizdos Enterprises, Gangplank, and Myers and Stauffer.

(59) Sampson Williams (MISY major and 2012 grad) has earned his Cisco Certification. Sampson is a Network Engineer at the Federal Reserve.

(60) James Barber (Management major) was interviewed in the Richmond Free Press.

(61) Kevin Carter (Accounting major) has been rehired for a paid internship for the summer at Dominion where he interned this past summer.

(62) Marcellus Barley (Management major), Jay Davis (MISY major), Shayla Davis (Accounting major), Akira Grigsby (Management major), and Lawrence Harris (Sport Management major) participated in a Young Professionals networking session in Petersburg with a dozen companies.

(63) Gloria Parham (Management/HR major) has been hired full time by the Crater Area Agency on Agency where she will be the Director of the Retired, Senior, and Volunteer Program. It should be noted that Gloria began her tenure at Crater with a Project Shadow visit that translated in to an internship and now full-time employment.

(64) Edward Butler (Accounting major and May 13 grad) and Amanda Diaz (Accounting major and May 13 grad) have been hired as Staff Accountants at Myers and Stauffer in Richmond.

(65) Thirty-three students participated in Networking Technologies and Support (NTS) Day to include interviewing. 

(66) Over sixty students participated in U.S. Army Civilian Logistics Day to include interviewing. 

(67) Dennis Mcrae (Accounting major) participated in Project Shadow with Neil Amin (CEO of Shamin Hotels) and Suhail Arora (Regional Leader for Shamin Hotels). 

(68) Marnelle Fanfan (Management major) in her capacity as an intern for the City of Petersburg's Department of Tourism coordinated the International Film Festival held in Old Towne Petersburg.

(69) Matt Williams (Accounting major and May 13 grad) along with Darius Wilson (Accounting major and May 13 grad) are Assistant Operations Managers with a portfolio in Accounting and Finance at Shivers Management Group in Alexandria.

(70) Timothy Blanks (Management major) and Calvin Corbin (Accounting major) were identified as the Top Performers in Small Group Role-Play as assessed by H&A Architects and Engineers, Winter HR Consulting, Hopewell Downtown Partnership, Dominion, Henrico County, Capital One, the U.S. Army, and WalMart.

(71) Monet Graves (Accounting/Finance major) participated in an Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) event with over thirty businesses.

(72) The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business organized a dinner for Resident Advisors (RAs) and student leaders. The purpose of the dinner regarded a conversation with Debbie Cochrane from IWINS (I Wish I Never Started). IWINS increases awareness pertinent to prescription drug abuse and opiates. The objective regarded our students taking info back to their dorms and sharing with their residents. Our friends at Waffle House generously sponsored the event to allow our students to eat for free. For a picture of A.J. Anderson (Management major), Stacey Elder (Management major), and Tarik Floyd (Marketing major) along with non-Business VSU students (Resident Advisors) that joined us, see attachment.

(73) LeQuan Hylton (Business Management major and Dec 04 grad) has been profiled in Style Weekly’s Top 40 under 40 publication. 

(74) Allison Selby (Management major) has earned an internship at Independent Capacity System in Colonial Heights where her responsibilities will regard HR.

(75) Katacha Brown (Management major) has earned a paid internship with the City of Richmond’s Fire Department. Katacha’s responsibilities will regard procurement. Katacha is now our second student to intern at Richmond Fire in this capacity; Laquanda Wilson (Accounting major and 13 grad) previously interned.

(76) Joy Powell (Marketing major) was the top performer in Small Group Role-Play as assessed by Vinylmint, Lighthouse Labs, Global Travel International, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, City of Richmond, Smarter Interiors, and C&F Bank.

(77) Seniors in COBU 400 were featured in the Village News for their contributions in restoring Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond to a place of dignity and respect. Under the leadership of Dr. Kim Gower, seniors have invested countless hours in making improvements to the cemetery. 

(78) Sharod Mitchell (Marketing major) has earned a paid internship at the Crater Small Business Development Office where his responsibilities will regard marketing to include social media.

(79) Kera Bridges (MISY major), Colisha Davis (Management major), and A’Rion Hyman (Management major) hosted 18 high school students from D.C. and the beltway. Participants in a Georgetown College Preparatory Program, the high school students (all young ladies) asked our ladies over four dozen questions regarding VSU and the College of Business before watching VSU videos. 

(80) Students in Career Launch hosted on campus the senior class at Southside Baptist Christian School along with two students from Richard Bland College.

(81) Lashonta Boyd (Management major), Marnelle Fanfan (Management major), and Melanie Fowler (Management major) interviewed with State Farm at the April Pruitt agency for a full-time position.

(82) Over one hundred students participated in the U.S. Army Audit Agency Day to include interviewing for full-time job opportunities.

(83) Over seventy students participated in SunTrust Day to include interviewing for internships and full-time job opportunities.

(84) Shanikka Richardson (Marketing major) has secured a second paid internship. Shanikka, who already interns with India Parsons at BEST has earned another paid internship relevant to marketing with Replacement Parts in Petersburg.

(85) DeLydia Lawrence (Accounting major) and Wesley Wright (Accounting major) participated in Fright Fest at Kings Dominion with Byron Boston (President and CEO of Dynex Capital) for an intimate networking event.

(86) Nineteen students participated in the National Association of Black Accountants conference in Bethesda, Maryland and had an opportunity to network and interview for job opportunities.

(87) The students in Career Launch hosted high school seniors from Southside Baptist Christian School for small group role-play sessions. Additionally, the high school students will participate in Professional Enhancement remotely this semester.

(88) Derick Thorne (Marketing major) participated in the Destination Theater Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening in Hopewell networking with the thirty businesses in attendance. 

(89) Tieona Booker (Management major) participated in Project Shadow with Kyle Winfield, Store Manager at Sam’s Club at Southpark Mall.

(90) Chelsey Green (Management major), Shaniece Pugh (Management major), and Sharod Mitchell (Marketing major) interviewed for an internship with Stacey Williams, author of three books. 

(91) Over forty students participated in Waffle House Day to include winning free dinners.

(92) Craig Lowe (Marketing major) and Elijah Miller (Marketing major) were the top performers in Small Group Role-Play as assessed by Chesterfield County, ITAC, Matoaca High School, Hallmark Youth Academy, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

(93) Chelsey Green (Management major) and Shaniece Pugh (Management major) participated in Project Shadow with senior executives at NBC.

(94) Candace Tucker (Management major) participated in Project Shadow at T-Mobile's call center in Richmond.

(95) Asjah Royal (Management major), Nicole Layne (Accounting major), and India Anderson participated in the Women Who Mean Business Summit at the Marriott in Richmond with over 400 professionals including leading female executives.

(96) James Barber (Management major), Kera Bridges (MISY major), Robert Henderson (Graduate student), Tiffany Jones (Management major), DeLydia Lawrence (Accounting major), Sylvia McHerron (Management/HR major), Latasha Richardson (Management major), and Derrick Thomas (Marketing minor) hosted 85 middle and high school students from Chesterfield County Public Schools for a fun hands-on experiential learning visit to College! The middle and high school students learned about 1) what is college and why is it important 2) who is Virginia State University and why should you attend here and 3) what is it to be professional in everything you do and why does it matter. The students worked on their elevator speeches, listened to a college student panel, learned about Study Abroad, had a college student-led tour of campus, ate in our Gateway Dining Complex, and ……….. the best part of all ……. had their professional pictures (headshots) taken for all students.

(97) Ulysses Knight (Management major and May 12 grad) was referenced in a news article regarding his visit to the White House to discuss Innovation and Entrepreneurship on a collegiate campus. 

(98) Nicole Layne (Accounting major) has been awarded the Petersburg Chapter of Drifters, Incorporated Lela H. Williams Scholarship for $500.

(99) Sheron Jones (Accounting major) has been awarded a position in the Auditing Department at Allmond & Company upon Sheron’s graduation in December.

(100) Chavon Thomas (Accounting major and Dec grad) has been awarded a Staff Accountant Position with our friends at McKesson Medical and Surgical in Richmond.

(101) Jay Davis (MISY major) and LaToya Wran participated in a networking breakfast in Colonial Heights with fifty companies.

(102) Joni Robinson (Management major and 2007 grad) has opened a business, JKrys Events; specializing in event planning and wedding consulting/directing.

(103) Over fifty students participated in Sam's Club Day to include winning free gift cards.

(104) Tieona Booker (Management major), Sharod Mitchell (Marketing major), DeAnna Waters (Management major), and Ledia Yirgu (Management major) had dinner with Reggie Gordon (President and CEO) of the Red Cross for Virginia and thereafter participated in a Virginia Gateway Region Business Council networking session at Swift Creek Mill Theater and Playhouse. 

(105) Ulysses Knight (Management major and May 12 grad) visited the White House to discuss Innovation and Entrepreneurship on a collegiate campus.

(106) Tarik Floyd (Marketing major) visited Washington D.C. to participate in policy meetings with the Congressional Black Caucus.

(107) Over one hundred business students participated in the Business & STEM expo and networked with all of the employers. 

(108) Fifty-four students participated in Shamin Hotels Day to include interviewing for part-time and full-time job opportunities.

(109) Danielle Chambliss (Accounting major) has earned a fall internship in the Office of Internal Auditor at Virginia State University.

(110) Sampson Williams (MISY major and 2012 grad) has been hired as a Network Technician at the Federal Reserve.

(111) Kamesha Gibbs (Management major and May 14 grad) and Quincy Jennings (Management major and May 14 grad) have been hired by Enterprise Rent-a-Car for their Manager-in-Training Program.

(112) Jasmine Mason (MISY major), Calvin Corbin (Accounting major), Craig Lowe (Marketing major), and Timothy Blanks (Management major) were the top performers in Small Group Role-Play as assessed by Austin Brockenbrough & Associates, CH2M, CP&Y, Liberty Mutual, Destination Theater, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and Guide to Un-Broke Women.

(113) Keiara Dodson (Management/HR major and Dec 13 grad) has started graduate school at Liberty University.

(114) Chavon Thomas (Accounting major and May 14 grad) will begin graduate school in a month at Strayer University. 

(115) Chardae Smith (Accounting major) has earned a paid internship at Odyssesy Accounting and Tax Services. Chardae will join Shakiyla Elliott (Accounting major).

(116) Christina Tefera (Management major) has earned a part-time job with our friends at Shamin Hotels. Christina will join Diamond Sykes (MISY major) and Kera Bridges (MISY major).

(117) Dennis Chandler (MISY major and May 2012 grad) has been hired as an IT Asset Manager at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

(118) Chelsea Jackson (MISY major and May 14 grad) has been hired as a Data Analyst at Mercer.

(119) Raven McGriff (Accounting major) and Frednesha Sanders (Management major) were singled out for their outstanding work pertinent to Girlz at the Gate in a letter penned by President Keith T. Miller and published in the Richmond Times Dispatch.

(120) Students in COBU 400 unveiled a video documenting their hard work in restoring Evergreen Cemetery to a place of dignity. CLICK HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol42UcP_OYQ&feature=youtu.be

(121) Ashley Bowman (Management major) and Courtney Hutchinson (Management major) participated in Project Shadow with Greg Campbell, Owner of Smarter Interiors. 

(112) Jay Davis (MISY major), Crystal Truesdale (Management major) and Emerald Truesdale participated in a ribbon cutting at Divine Spine in Prince George with over fifty businesses.

(123) James Barber (Management major) and Tarik Floyd (Marketing major) joined Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cleo Powell for lunch. 

(124) Zymir Batts (Accounting major) participated in Project Shadow with Brian Wilkins, Partner at Gregory and Associates CPA.

(125) More than five hundred business students participated in Dynex Capital Business Week consisting of hands-on experiential learning problem solving exercises facilitated by forty businesses and nearly one hundred industry guests. Additionally, students participated in workshops and a lunch and dinner. 

(126) Timothy Blanks (Management major), Craig Lowe (Marketing major) and Elijah Miller (Marketing major) were the top performers in Small Group Role-Play as assessed by Meadwestvaco, Free Agents Marketing, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce, and Traveler's Insurance.

(127) Robin Worsham (Management/HR major) has accepted a position as a HR manager at Carmax. Robin participated in a co-op with RockTenn and has been in the labor market for the last two years continuing to climb the corporate ladder.

(128) Bria Peterson (Accounting major) has been hired for a paid internship on campus with our friends in Agriculture and Cooperative Extension. 

(129) Alexis Coleman (Marketing major) and Allison Selby (Management major) have earned paid internships with State Farm.

(130) Frednesha Sanders (Management major) and Raven McGriff (Accounting major) were profiled on NBC WWBT12 for their faith ministry, Girlz at the Gate. To watch, click here: http://www.nbc12.com/story/26497467/vsu-students-add-prayer-to-their-daily-agenda 

(131) Our students have so regularly impressed our good friends at Mazda that we have been awarded $10,000 from Mazda for scholarship support of our students!

(132) Jay Davis (MiSY major), Nicole Layne (Accounting major), Craig Lowe (Marketing major), Sylvia McHerron (Management/HR major), and Azzeza Mussa (Accounting major) participated in a UFSC networking and LinkedIn workshop at SunTrust in Richmond. 

(133) Danielle Oliver (Management major) participated in a luncheon in Petersburg hosted by the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Danielle networked with leading regional companies along with the Office of Senator Mark Warner. 

(134) More than forty Accounting students participated in networking sessions with Marvin Allmond and team as a part of Allmond & Company Day. A plaque was unveiled acknowledging Mr. Allmond’s generous investment of $100,000 in a new scholarship.

(135) Chad Flucas (Marketing major) was offered a paid internship with our friends at Joint Logistics Managers. Chad is a marketing major but wants to pursue a career in HR; the position is a HR position at JLMI.

(136) The students in Career Launch hosted five recruits/prospects in class for small group role-play with industry. Specifically, four Richard Bland College students and one J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College student participated. The purpose was to recruit. The participant companies included Retail Merchants Association of Richmond, Logistics Management Resources, and Victoria’s Secret.

(137) Stacey Elder (Management major) and Eddie Oliver (Management major) participated in Project Shadow with Mike Roberts (Executive Director of the Petersburg YMCA).

(138) Alexis Coleman (Marketing major) and Allison Selby (Management major) interviewed for an internship with State Farm.

(139) Katacha Brown (Management major) has been awarded a job at General Dynamics in customer service. She has also been awarded a part-time job at Landmark Leasing.

(140) Craig Lowe (Marketing major) and Elijah Miller (Marketing major) participated in a business development meeting in Richmond with Essie Hill (Marketing manager at Capital One). Craig and Elijah met Essie in Career Launch and so impressed Essie that she followed up with the two young men.

(141) Jasmine Mims (Management major) has earned a fall internship at River City Romance. An online dating site, Jasmine will be responsible for business development and research for our friend Mona Jain, Owner.

(142) Frednesha Sanders (Management major) has earned the Dominion Diversity Scholarship for $5,000 along with a paid internship. For at least the third consecutive year, The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business has been awarded a Dominion Diversity Scholar! Joining a prestigious list of students from around the state, Frednesha joins past Scholars including Cameryn Smith (Accounting major) and Ce’Erra Patton (Management major). We now have no less than 3 current students that have been awarded the scholarship. See attachment for a pic of Frednesha with Ed Baine (VP at Dominion) along with Dr. Omojokun and Dr. Feldstein. 

(143) Samuel Frankfort (Management major), Jasmine Mims (Management major), Chad Flucas (Marketing major), and Stacey Davis (Management major) so very impressed State Farm in their two rounds of interviews that State Farm was unable to make a decision; so, they just decided to hire all of them for fall internships! 

(144) Sedrick Brown (MISY major), Tionna Chambers (MISY major), and Taji Widgeon (MISY major) participated in the Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Symposium (COVITS). Our students specifically participated in a reception with dozens of businesses including government leaders including the Secretary of Technology. 

(145) LaTasha Richardson (Management major), Stacey Elder (Management major), Frednesha Sanders (Management major), Raven McGriff (Accounting major), and Samuel Frankfort (Management major) helped to host forty businesses for an Industry Council(s) breakfast meeting with President Keith T. Miller and Provost W. Weldon Hill. 

(146) Over one hundred students participated in Papa John’s Day.

(147) Over forty students participated in GEICO Day to including interviewing.

(148) Jay Davis (MISY major), Laura Jones (Accounting major), and Janeva Benson (Marketing major) participated in a Lunch and Learn with 25 businesses. The host was the Cameron Foundation. 

(149) Frednesha Sanders (Management major) has earned a paid internship in the Office of President Keith T. Miller. Frednesha has earned the distinguished position of Presidential Intern. It should be noted that Frednesha is now our third Presidential Intern in recent years following the incredible success of Naimah Miller (Management major and May 12 grad) and Breyana Baggett (Marketing major and May 13 grad).

(150) Shakiyla Elliott (Accounting major) has earned a paid internship at Odyssey Accounting and Tax Services.

(151) Allison Selby (Management major) participated in Project Shadow at the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce sitting in on a meeting pertinent to economic development in the City of Petersburg. 

(152) DeAnna Waters (Management major) earned an internship at the Progress Index with Cindy Morgan, Publisher.

(153) Janeva Benson (Marketing major) earned an internship at the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.

(154) Eighty students participated in Wells Fargo Day to include interviewing for job opportunities. Additionally, students won prizes to include I-Pod accessories.

(155) Teeko Christian (MISY major) was offered a full-time job opportunity at Dominion due to his performance this summer as an intern and because of his industry certifications.

(156) A’Rion Hyman (Management major) has earned a part-time job in sales/business development for Massage Envy Spa. Tiesha Klutz (former Management major) provided us with the opt for A’Rion.

(157) Treyshon Harris (MISY major) interviewed with Krystina Smith (HR Director for Core Consulting). Marcellius Banks (Management major and May 12 grad) also interviewed with Krystina.

(158) Timothy Blanks (Management major), Melanie Green (Management major), Craig Lowe (Marketing major) and Elijah Miller (Marketing major) were the top performers in Small Group Role-Play as assessed by Capital One, Shamin Hotels, and Dale Carnegie.

(159) The students of Cost Accounting hosted Mike Matthews (President and CEO of H&A Architects and Engineers) as a guest instructor.

(160) Ashely Mitchell (Marketing major) earned an invite to join other VSU students for an October trip to Atlanta to visit with the fashion industry.

(161) David Ghartey (MISY major) earned an on campus IT internship.

(162) Over one hundred students hosted Jamahl Johnson from the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development for a conversation regarding financial literacy.

(163) Megan Sias (Marketing major) earned a marketing internship with our friend Randy Sealey, Owner of Appomattox Peanut Company in Hopewell.

(164) L’Nique Mone (Accounting major), Laura Jones (Accounting major), and James Barber (Management major) participated in a meeting with companies including BandyWorks, Metamorphosis Consulting, BizWorks, and 4Core Technology Group; the meeting regarding Small Business/Entrepreneurship/Co-working space.

(165) Ten students interviewed for an accounting internship at Odyssey Accounting and Tax Services in Petersburg. 

(166) Seventy-six students participated in T-Mobile Day to include interviewing for job opportunities at their call center and retail stores. Additionally, students won prizes to include a Bluetooth headset. 

(167) Kera Bridges (MISY major) has earned a part-time position with our friends at Shamin Hotels.

(168) Tarik Floyd (Marketing major) has earned a paid on-campus internship in the Office of the VP for Administration and Finance.

(169) Brittney Alford (Management major) has earned a paid on-campus internship in Facilities.

(170) Marnelle Fanfan (Management major) who has been in a paid internship for the last 14 months for the City of Petersburg Tourism has been offered a FTE equivalent contract position through December due to her invaluable contributions.

(171) Jade Mims (Management major) performed so well in her summer internship at Dominion that the paid position has been extended!

(172) Colisha Davis (Management major) has earned a part-time position at the VSU Bookstore. Colisha also works for our friends at Enterprise Rent-a-Car. At Enterprise, Colisha joins our other students to include Tiana Grayson (Management major) who interned this summer in the Manager-in-Training position along with Tiffany Gullins (Marketing major and May 14 grad) and Imani Bullen (Marketing major and May 14 grad) who are FTEs in the program.

(173) Allison Selby (Management major) participated in Project Shadow with our good friend Tom Bannard (Shelter Operations Manager) at the Caritas Healing Place in Richmond.

(174) LaShae Athey (Management major) has earned a paid internship at General Services Corporation as a Campus Liaison.

(175) Equasha Smith (Management/HR major and May 14 grad) has been hired by our friends at WalMart Logistics for a Management position. 

(176) Robin Worsham (Management/HR major) has been hired as a Recruiter for Sun Management Group. Robin completed her co-op at RockTenn working in HR and will recruit for Sun Management Group until January when she returns to us to finish her degree!

(177) Shalia Watts (Marketing major and May 13 grad) is working as an Executive Assistant at New Horizons Supported Services in the beltway.

(178) Whitney Barner (Management major and May 12 grad) will pursue her M.B.A. online with Trident University International from Cypress. Her focus will be HR which has always been Whitney's passion. Whitney is a Transportation Security Officer for the Department of Homeland Security and is a Logistics Specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve.

(179) Kera Bridges (MISY major) and A’Rion Hyman (Management major) interviewed for a sales/business development position with Massage Envy Spa. Tiesha Kluttz (former Management major) is a Manager at Envy and provided the opportunity. 

(180) Brittany McKenzie (Accounting major and May 13 grad) is doing Accounting contract work for the Virginia Department of Housing Authority. Brittany is a candidate for a full time position for an Accounting Assistant position.

(181) Kristina Ambers (MISY major) and May 14 grad has been hired as a Helpdesk Technician at SAIC.

(182) James Barber (Management major) along with his precious daughter, Akhenaton Blye (Management major), Blair Jeffress (Accounting major and May 14 grad), Cory Lane (Marketing major), Sylvia McHerron (Management/HR major) and her husband, Jahmica Ragsdale (Management major and May 14 grad), Andre Rawls (MISY major and May 14 grad), LaTasha Richardson (Accounting major), and Candace Spencer (Management major and May 14 grad) attended VSU Night at the Diamond for the Squirrels game. Of special note, Andre (who is now enrolled in grad school here) joined four of his peers and Coach Latrell Scott for autographs. We had nearly 300 kids meet our players and acquire autographs. It was a special moment. 

(183) Kayla Peck (Accounting major and May 14 grad) has been formally extended a job offer from Dixon Hughes Goodman upon completion of her graduate degree at George Mason.

(184) Equasha Smith (Management/HR major and May 14 grad) was extended an offer from Enterprise Rent-a-Car for a Management position. 

(186) Jhardian Cannon (MISY major and May 14 grad) has earned a Yellow Belt Certification for Lean Six Sigma. An employee of Virginia Premier, Jhardian is demonstrating the value of certification!

(187) Marnelle Fanfan (Management major) volunteered for the Petersburg YMCA in a public awareness and membership drive campaign.

(188) Kera Briges (MISY major) interviewed with our good friends at Shamin Hotels.

(198) Nigel Holmes (MISY major and May 14 grad) has been hired by our good friends at Bank of America for an IT Security Analyst position. It should be noted that Nigel interned for Dease Moore at 4Core Technology Group. Dease and 4Core have now placed 4 of our students in high paying IT jobs within 90 days of graduation!! What an awesome friend to VSU!!!!

(190) Alana Dawson (Marketing major and May 14 grad) interviewed for a Web Marketing Coordinator position with our good friends and Industry Council(s) member Allen and Allen. 

(191) Victoria Brown (Management major) will open her new business, Your Life More Abundantly Now next month on Dec 13th subsequent graduation.

(192) Students were featured for their accomplishments at http://business.vsu.edu/files/docs/newsletter-fall-2014.pdf 
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