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Fall 2019 Student Accomplishments

Published date: December 9, 2019

The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business at Virginia State University celebrated the following Fall 2019 student accomplishments.

(1) Richard Green (MISY major) was selected to participate in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Apple Project.

(2) Jzakaala Hamilton (Marketing major) and Destiny Hodges (Marketing major) participated in the National Sales Conference in Atlanta.

(3) Aishata Wann (Accounting major) earned an invite to again intern in accounting next summer at Ernst & Young in D.C.

(4) Derrick Lowe (Accounting major) earned a paid internship for the semester doing tax preparation at Liberty Tax in Colonial Heights.

(5) Guy DeWeever (Marketing major) and Kyla Frank (Management major) participated in the Congressional Black Caucus conference in D.C.

(6) Addison Adams (Marketing major) earned a marketing internship for the semester at the Interfaith Adult Day Care Center in Petersburg.

(7) Monique Daniels (Accounting major) participated in an interview on NBC; to watch the interview, click here https://www.nbc12.com/video/2019/09/06/st-jude-walkrun/

(8) Jzakaala Hamilton (Marketing major) earned a marketing internship for the semester at Richmond Magazine; she will join Diamond Fayton (Marketing major) in interning there.

(9) David Buchanan (Management major), Destiny Hodges (Marketing major), D'Angela Jones (Management major), and Destiny Smith (Accounting major) participated in the Richmond Folk Festival by representing the College in the VIP tent.

(10) Derrick Lowe (Accounting major) was accepted in to the study-abroad program and will spend the Christmas break in Brazil.

(11) Shyron Macklin (Marketing major) and Montrell Wynn (Marketing major) were accepted to attend the Ph.D. Project annual conference in Chicago in November.

(12) Donea Brooks (Marketing major) and Amira Sine (Marketing major) participated in the Women's Business Summit in Richmond with seventy businesses.

(13) Innocent Adebiyi (Marketing major) and Kyla Frank (Management major) participated in the HPG Annual Dinner with fifty businesses.

(14) Mykala Walker (Marketing minor) participated in a book-signing and conversation with former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

(15) Jahmeil Wright (Marketing major) earned a paid marketing internship for the semester with I Simply Assist.

(16) Dinah James (Management major) shadowed Trent Nobles (CEO) at Southside Regional Medical Center.

(17) Shayla Weatherhead (Marketing major) earned a certification in Advanced Google Analytics.

(18) Cyrus Jones (Accounting major) earned an invite to participate in the Deloitte Academy in Texas.

(19) Derrick Lowe (Accounting major) interviewed for a summer internship in New York with Lockheed Martin.

(20) Adiana Brittle (Marketing major), David Buchanan (Management major), Ron Chamblis (Management/HR major), and Alexia Worthey (Accounting major) were the Top Performers in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by W.M. Jordan, Dominion, NY Life, Stratageum, Prince George County, Baker International and Mike King Biz.

(21) Derrick Lowe (Accounting major) earned an invite to participate in the Dominion Energy Leadership Conference next week.

(22) Forty students in Principles of Marketing hosted Marnelle Fanfan (Events Coordinator) from the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce in the classroom. A big thanks to Yun Lee for her hospitality!!

(23) Thirty students participated in Radio One Day with Brittney Quarles (Sales and Marketing Director).

(24) Sixty students in Legal, Ethical, and Digital hosted George Martin (Managing Partner) from McGuire Woods in the classroom. A big thanks to Taneisha Brown for her hospitality.

(25) Nine students in Small Business Management hosted Bernard Robinson (CEO) from Networking Technologies and Support in the classroom. A big thanks to Patrice Perry-Rivers for her hospitality.

(26) Ron Chambliss (Management/HR major) joined Sam Hayes (CEO) from Stratageum for dinner in Petersburg.

(27) Jermaine Perrine (Accounting major) was the Top Performer in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by Urban Views Weekly, Wilkie Real Estate, Metropolitan Business League, Department of Social Services, Morgan Stanley, and Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce.

(28) Teciara Gambrell (Accounting major) and Jahla Mercer-Smith (Accounting major) interviewed for an accounting internship with Bookright.

(29) Destiny Blount (Management major), Lucinda Conteh (Management major), Sherelle Gordon (Accounting major), Alexis Jones (Accounting major), Cyrus Jones (Accounting major), Tamairah Marshall (Accounting major), Catera Ruth (MISY major), Nadia Victor (Accounting major), Angeline Vilmar (Accounting major), Tre'Von Tynes (Accounting major), Diamond Walker (Accounting major), and Aishata Wann (Accounting major) participated in the National Association of Black Accountants conference in Baltimore.

(30) Thirty students in Business Communications hosted Robin Green (CEO) from Sandler Training in the classroom. A big thanks to Alex Weimer for his hospitality!!

(31) Forty students participated in RVA Career Expo Day with Curt Hammitt (Owner) of Propel Your Career.

(32) Queeney Laguerre (Management major) was the Top Performer in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by Richmond International Airport, U.S. Navy, Crater Planning District Commission, MBP, Bryant & Stratton, Austin Brockenbrough, and RiverFront Investment Group.

(33) Fifteen students in Small Business Entrepreneurship hosted Todd Nuckols (Executive Director) from Lighthouse Labs in the classroom. A big thanks to Patrice Perry-Rivers for her hospitality!!

(34) Fifty students in Principles of Marketing hosted Anne Moss Rogers (Owner) from Emotionally Naked in the classroom. A big thanks to Yun Lee for her hospitality!!

(35) More than forty students participated in the Career Expo. A big thanks to Career Services!!

(36) Nine students hosted Shelley Burns (Collegiate Representative) from the American Marketing Association.

(37) Alexia Worthey (Accounting major) was the Top Performer in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by Meadows Urquhart Acree & Cook, Transact Capital, City of Richmond, Capitol Financial Solutions, New Wave, and Just Let Me Do It.

(38) Dinah James (Management major) and Kyla Frank (Management major) participated in a ribbon cutting and networking event for the opening of the Southside Regional Medical Center's Women's Center with thirty businesses.

(39) Sultan Kenes (Management major and May 19 grad) was admitted to the University of Tampa to earn his M.B.A.

(40) Fifteen students in Small Business Entrepreneurship hosted Kim and Butch Taylor (Owners) from Titan Auto in the classroom. A big thanks to Patrice Perry-Rivers for her hospitality!!

(41) Thirty students in Legal, Ethical, and Digital hosted Chris Winslow (Partner at Winslow & McCurry and a Member of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors) in the classroom. A big thanks to Taneisha Brown for her hospitality!!

(42) Ten students interviewed with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

(43) Thirty students participated in Edward Jones Day including interfacing with Wafa Noble (Recruiter and Franchise Owner).

(44) Thirty-five students in Intro to Business hosted Marcelle Davis (HR Manager) from Booz Allen Hamilton in the classroom. A big thanks to Harrison Bonner for his hospitality!!

(45) Thirty students in Financial Economics hosted Rupa Murthy (Director of Marketing and Business Development) from the YWCA in the classroom. A big thanks to Young Nwoye!!

(46) Fifteen students in Personal Finance hosted David Swynford (Deputy State Treasurer) from the Virginia Department of the Treasury in the classroom. A big thanks to Harrison Bonner for his hospitality!!

(47) Diamond Fayton (Marketing major) earned an internship in marketing for the semester at Richmond Magazine.

(48) Amaya Moses (Management major) earned a $500 scholarship for residents of Atlanta.

(49) Christine Bautista (MISY major), Diamond Fayton (Marketing major), Kyla Frank (Management major), and Derrick Lowe (Accounting major) participated in the Industry Council(s) meeting with a dozen businesses.

(50) Adiana Brittle (Marketing major) was the Top Performer in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by Bank of America, Victoria's Kitchen, Comcast, Garner's Garden, VDOT, and Withum.

(51) Thirty students in Marketing Research hosted Kelsey Evans (Owner of the Roew) in the classroom. A big thanks to Yun Lee for her hospitality!!

(52) Fifteen students in Corporate Finance hosted Arthur Blakey (Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo) in the classroom. A big thanks to Jae K Hwang for his hospitality!!

(53) Fifteen students in Small Business Entrepreneurship hosted Subhash Jaini (Owner) from Precizion in the classroom. A big thanks to Patrice Perry-Rivers for her hospitality!!

(54) Thirty students in Legal, Ethical, and Digital hosted Ronald White (Vice President for Member and Public Relations at Southside Electric Cooperative) in the classroom. A big thanks to Taneisha Brown for her hospitality!!

(55) Fifteen students in Personal Finance hosted Tom Katovsich (Financial Coach) from Virginia Credit Union. A big thanks to Steve Holeman for his hospitality!!

(56) Ten students in Investments hosted Eric Saari, Past Financial Consultant at AXA Advisors in the classroom. A big thanks to Hari Sharma and Steve Holeman for their hospitality!!

(57) Onzae Carter(MISY major), Monique Daniels (Accounting major), Kyla Frank (Management major), and Chamyra Riddick (Management major) volunteered in Petersburg Public Schools helping to kick off the new school year.

(58) Destiny Hodges (Marketing major) earned a $1,000 scholarship from 2020 Friends of VSU.

(59) Derrick Lowe (Accounting major) earned a paid accounting internship for the summer in Richmond at PricewaterhouseCoopers and also earned a paid accounting internship at Dominion Energy.

(60) Leevonta Brown (Management major), Jaelin Browne (Finance Minor), Onzae Carter (MISY major), Monique Daniels (Accounting major), Guy DeWeever (Marketing major), Chris Fisher (Management major), Richard Green (MISY major), Darius Holeman (Management major), Dumoi Pole (MISY major), Catera Ruth (MISY major), and Destiny Smith (Accounting major) participated in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund conference in D.C.

(61) Christine Bautista (MISY major), David Buchanan (Management major), Kobe Cheseman (Management major), and Kyla Frank (Management major) were the Top Performers in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by Luck Companies, Fort Lee Federal Credit Union, Richmond Raceway, State Farm, Timmons Group, W.M. Jordan, Shoe Crazy Wine, Virginia Supportive Housing, Tredegar, Xenetex, and IBM.

(62) Teciara Gambrell (Accounting major), Unique Lotman (Accounting major), and Martin Massolena (Accounting major) interviewed for a summer internship with Myers & Stauffer.

(63) Fifteen students in Organizational Behavior and Leadership hosted Greg Stiles (Project Manager) from Whiting Turner in the classroom. A big thanks to J. Pandian for his hospitality.

(64) Twenty-five students in Marketing Research hosted Mary Ellin Arch (Owner) from P46 in the classroom. A big thanks to Yun Lee for her hospitality.

(65) Seven students participated in an entrepreneurship panel conversation with VSU alums facilitated by Jerome Hood (Owner) from Bridging the Gap.

(66) Destiny Blount (Management major) and David Buchanan (Management major) participated in a Young Professionals Networking event in Petersburg with fifteen businesses.

(67) C.J. Epperson (Management major), Marcus Jones (Management major), and Fred Sanders (Management major) participated in the opening of Topgolf in Richmond and joined over one hundred businesses for a VIP reception.

(68) Guy DeWeever (Marketing major) won a pitch competition at Next Way for $1,000.

(69) Erica Pickens (MISY major) earned a full-time IT position at Advantasure.

(70) Bethelhem Beza (MISY major), Walter Boateng (MISY major), and Shaneka King (MISY major) participated in DC CyberWeek and interfaced with scores of employers.

(71) Christine Bautista (MISY major) was the Top Performers in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by Capital One, Abingdon Group, U.S. Army, Richmond Public Schools, Plush Slippers, Chesterfield County Public Schools, and Binary Formations.

(72) Five students in Small Business Entrepreneurship hosted Aaron Montgomery (Founder) from CarLotz in the classroom. A big thanks to Patrice Perry-Rivers for her hospitality.

(73) Thirty students participated in a book signing with Anne Moss Rogers (Author of Diary of a Broken Mind).

(74) Twenty-five students participated in Core Technology Day including hosting Christine Roberts (Recruiter) in the classroom. A big thanks to Yun Lee for her hospitality.

(75) Twenty students in Consumer Behavior hosted Chris Hargrave (Realtor) and Rachel Pleasants (Realtor) from RVA Realty in the classroom. A big thanks to Jun Lim for his hospitality.

(76) Thirty students in Introduction to Business hosted Ashari James (Interim Director of Academic Support Services) from Rockland Community College in the classroom. A big thanks to Louis Dabney for his hospitality.

(77) Ten students hosted Ricky Cremonese (Director) from Chesterfield County Police Department Athletic League for a mentoring kids volunteer conversation.

(78) Evans Genece (Management major) was selected by Andrew Yang's Venture for America fellowship program.

(79) Ishmael Checkley (Management major), Lucinda Conteh (Management major), Chris Fisher (Management major), Joshua Heigh (MISY major), D'Angela Jones (Management major), Catera Ruth (MISY major), and Qhalil Woodson (Management major) participated in the HBCU Marketplace Conference in Baltimore.

(80) Christine Bautista (MISY major), Kyla Frank (Management major), Destiny Sanders (Marketing major), and Sydney Sears (Management major) were the Top Performers in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by HMG Data Services, HimmelHume Architecture, Automotive International, Central Virginia Health Services, Hopewell City Public Schools, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

(81) C. J. Epperson (Management major), Evans Genece (Management major), Marcus Jones (Management major), and Fred Sanders (Management major) participated in the UpRiver Entrepreneurship Conference at the Washington Redskins Training Camp and interfaced with scores of business owners.

(82) Christine Bautista (MISY major), Bethelhem Beza (MISY major), and Richard Green (MISY major) participated in the RVA Tech Jam in Richmond with leading IT companies.

(83) Twenty students in Personal Finance hosted Tia Grizzle (Financial Instruction Manager) from Fort Lee Federal Credit Union in the classroom. A big thanks to Louis Dabney for his hospitality.

(84) Nasir Porter (Accounting major) interviewed for an accounting internship with Lockheed Martin.

(85) Tawan Rice (Management major) volunteered at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Harvest Fest and helped children from Petersburg.

(86) Teciara Gambrell (Accounting major) earned a paid accounting internship for the fall with Bookright.

(87) Alex Wade (Management Information Systems major) participated in the Commonwealth's Datathon and earned a certification from the Secretary of Education.

(88) Diamond Fayton (Marketing major) and Tamia Reese (Marketing major) participated in the VCU Brandcenter Friday Forum in Richmond with Brian Saltzman (Founder) of RQ.

(89) David Buchanan (Management major), Jaron Carney (Accounting major), Kyla Frank (Management major), Richard Green (MISY major), Nia Howell (Marketing major), Reem Idris (Marketing major), Jermaine Perrine (Accounting major

(90) Twenty students in International Business hosted Michael Kuhn (International Attorney) from Fisher Broyles in the classroom.  A big thanks to Ayse Balas for her hospitality!!

(91) Forty students participated in Myers & Stauffer Day with Latoria Henderson (Alum and Accountant) and Porsche Hill (Alum and Accountant).

(92) Twenty-five students in Financial Economics hosted Shawn Nicholson (Owner) from SMN in the classroom.  A big thanks to Young Nwoye for his hospitality.

(93) Ten students in Advanced Accounting hosted Vaughan Long (Owner) from Tax Solutions Alliance in the classroom.  A big thanks to Art Wharton for his hospitality.

(94) Corey Vickers (Marketing major) hosted sixty five students for a Young and Wealthy tour visit by Ramel Newerls (CEO and Founder) of M.O.G.U.L. Home Solutions and Issac Grace (Coach) for Jay Morrison Academy pertinent to real estate investing.

(95) Liz Mosley (Marketing minor) earned a paid marketing internship at Richmond International Raceway for the semester; Liz also interviewed for an internship with CBS and is awaiting results.

(96) Benjamin Petway (Marketing minor) just returned from a month studying abroad in South Korea.    

(97) Guy DeWeever (Marketing major) and Destiny Hodges (Marketing major) earned invites to participate in the highly selective Forbes 30 Under 30 conference to be held in Detroit in October.

(98) Kyla Frank (Management major) was selected by the CIAA to be featured in their new marketing initiative for the conference; a student-athlete, Kyla is a track/cross-country and business management all-star.

(99) Evans Genece (Management major) and Catera Ruth (Management Information Systems major) participated in a networking event with twenty businesses hosted by Owen Printing in Petersburg.

(100) Kyla Frank (Management major) and Darius Holeman (Management major) participated in a Dominion Energy conference in Richmond.

(101) Seventy-five students in Introduction to Business hosted Bobby Kelland (AFLAC Representative) in the classroom.  A big thanks to Louis Dabney for his hospitality!!

(102) Thirty-five students in Business Communications hosted Gary Powers (Owner of Powers Consulting) in the classroom.  A big thanks to Alex Weimer for his hospitality!!

(103) Lucinda Conteh (Management major) was the Top Performer in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by W.M. Jordan, ChamberRVA, BizWorks, EdwardJones, Bank of America, Comcast, Richmond International Airport, Hopewell Downtown Partnership, Bryant & Stratton, and Chesterfield Country Public Schools.

(104) Thirty students in Organization and Environment hosted Brittany Brown (HR Manager) of Astrya in the classroom.  A big thanks to Taneisha Brown for her hospitality!!

(105) Thirty-five students in Business Communications hosted James Wasilewski (Owner of Haha to Aha) in the classroom.  A big thanks to Alex Weimer for his hospitality!!

(106) Fifteen students in Small Business Entrepreneurship hosted Shirley Crawford (Owner) from Women’s Business Center in the classroom.  A big thanks to Patrice Perry-Rivers for her hospitality!!

(107) Seventy students in Business Communications and Financial Economics hosted Vernon Brown (Owner) from What’s Your Happi in the classroom.  A big thanks to Alex Weimer and Young Nwoye for their hospitality!!

(108) Fifteen students in Organization and Management hosted Keith Boswell (CEO) from Virginia’s Gateway Region in the classroom.  A big thanks to Louis Dabney for his hospitality!!

(109) Sixty students participated in Kings Dominion Day including interfacing with Andrea Aparacio (Recruiter).

(110) Thirty students participated in VCU Day to discuss graduate school.

(111) Forty students participated in Dominion Day including interfacing with Kevin Carter (Customer Projects Designer).

(112) Seven students in Information and Security hosted Brian Jamison (Sales Leader) from Microsoft in the classroom.  A big thanks to Adeyemi Adekoya for his hospitality!!

(113) Twelve students in Investments hosted Ray Ferguson (Owner) from House Flipping Pros in the classroom.  A big thanks to Hari Sharma and Steve Holeman for their hospitality!!

(114) Essence Bridges (Marketing minor) earned a marketing internship at WRAR radio station in Chester.

(115) Destiny Hodges (Marketing major) and Hirut Sheta (Marketing major) earned invites from Goldman Sachs to participate in their leadership summit in New York City next month.    

(116) Alexia Worthey (Accounting major) earned a paid internship in accounting at Johnson Funeral Home in Petersburg.

(117) Destiny Smith (Accounting major) joined Felix Sarfo-Kantanka (Lobbyist) from Dominion Energy for a meeting in Petersburg.

(118) Twenty-five students in the Management Seminar hosted Tracey Wiley (Director of Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity) in the classroom.  A big thanks to J. Pandian for his hospitality!!

(119) Thirty-five students in Consumer Behavior hosted Kenya Gibson (Partner at Epiphany) in the classroom.  A big thanks to Jun Lim for his hospitality!!

(120) Twenty-five students in Entrepreneurship for Small Business hosted Ace Callwood (Owner of Painless1099) in the classroom.  A big thanks to Patrice Perry-Rivers for her hospitality!!

(121) Ninety students including in Legal, Ethical, and Digital hosted David Malakouti (Community Outreach Coordinator) for Office of the Attorney General Day.  A big thanks to Taneisha Brown for her hospitality!!

(122) Amaya Moses (Management major) and Alexia Worthey (Accounting major) were the Top Performers in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by Farmers Insurance, UPS, Napier Realtors, BandyWorks, Propel, and Lewis Media.

(123) Twenty students in Personnel and Human Resource Management hosted Debi Girvin (Owner) of Lochlyn in the classroom.  A big thanks to Don Amaram for his hospitality!!

(124) Twenty students in Organizational Behavior and Leadership hosted Karen Gulliford (Owner of Great Workplaces) in the classroom.  A big thanks to J. Pandian for his hospitality!!

(125) Thirty students in Personal Finance hosted Linda Melton (VP) from Fulton Bank in the classroom.  A big thanks to Steven Holeman for his hospitality!!

(126) Twenty students in Personnel and Human Resources hosted Jay Barrow (Manager of Talent Acquisition) from Southern States in the classroom.  A big thanks to Don Amaram for his hospitality!!

(127) Five students in Organizational Behavior and Leadership hosted Earnest Greene (External Relations Manager) for Dominion Energy in the classroom.  A big thanks to J. Pandian for his hospitality!!

(128) Sixty students participated in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Day including interfacing with Chip Lankert (Recruiter).

(129) Thirty students participated in Chick-Fil-A Day.

(130) Forty students participated in Liberty Mutual Day including interfacing with Vitto Lauretano (Financial Advisor).

(131) Forty students in Organization and Management hosted Mike King (Owner) from the Blowout King in the classroom.  A big thanks to Louis Dabney for his hospitality!!

(132) Guy DeWeever (Marketing major) and Cyrus Jones (Accounting major) participated in the Johns Hopkins Summer Business Academy constituting a one-week academically centered learning experience.

(133) Dumoi Pole (MISY major) earned the Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholarship.   

(134) Fred Sanders (Management major) was awarded by the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity the Dr. William T. Carter Scholarship for his academic achievement.

(135) Monique Daniels (Accounting major) because of her job well done this summer interning in accounting for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Atlanta has earned an internship for summer 2020 at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Risk Assurance in Richmond; additionally, she will be the campus ambassador for PwC.

(136) Chamyra Riddick (Management major) earned a paid marketing internship with the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce for the balance of the summer.

(137) Cheyanne Thomas (Marketing major) earned a paid internship the summer at CityLink Administration at the public transit center in her home town Peoria, Illinois.    

(138) Amira Sine (Marketing major) participated in two networking sessions in Richmond with forty businesses.

(139) Shantel Harvey (Accounting major and 18 grad) launched her own retail business called Scentsy; to review the website click here https://scentsbyshannie.scentsy.us/

(140) Erica Pickens (MISY major) earned a full-time IT Business Analyst position with the City of Richmond.

(141) Kyla Best (Marketing major) participated in the Urban Financial Services Coalition MARK I Emerging Leaders National Apprentice Challenge in Richmond comprised of seven days of intercollegiate competition.   

(142) Stephen Harris (Marketing major) hosted fifty high-school students on campus for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund undergraduate bridge initiative.

(143) Eighteen students participated in a Future Business Leaders of America Phi Beta Lambda intercollegiate national competition in San Antonio.

(144) Dinah James (Management major) participated in Commercial Coffee with forty businesses in Richmond.

(145) Evans Genece (Management major) earned a paid internship for the summer at PayLease in San Diego.

(146) Mychala Walker (Marketing minor) earned a summer internship with the Prince William Democratic Committee.   

(147) Steven McAlester (Marketing major and May graduate) earned a position in marketing with Kibo Commerce in Dallas.

(148) Destiny Hodges (Marketing major) was selected by the White House as a 2019 HBCU Scholar.

(149) Lucinda Conteh (Management major) was admitted to the VA21 Summer Leadership Institute to be held next month at Christopher Newport University.    

(150) Danika Preval (Marketing major) earned a paid Digital Marketing internship at EAB in D.C.

(151) Daniel Claiborne (MISY major) earned a paid summer internship in IT at the Virginia State Bar.

(152) Tiffany Tucker (Management/HR major and May graduate) was profiled on NBC at https://www.nbc12.com/2019/05/31/single-mom-graduates-top-vsu-class/

(153) Sefiyetu Abdullah (Marketing minor and December 18 grad) earned a position managing events among other responsibilities at ChamberRVA in Richmond; Sefiyetu had been working as a manager at Riverside Logistics.

(154) Jahmeil Wright (Marketing major) earned a paid internship for the summer as a College Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual in Virginia Beach.

(155) Rhaney Canaday (Management major), Darius Holeman (Management major), Dinah James (Management/HR major), Unique Lotman (Accounting major), Imani Pires (Management major) participated in a visit to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

(156) Onzae Carter (MISY major), Samantha Cunningham (Management major), Monique Daniels (Accounting major), Teciara Gambrell (Accounting major), Alexis Jones (Accounting major), Cyrus Jones (Accounting major), Derrick Lowe (Accounting major), and Martin Massolena (Accounting major) participated in the Society of Financial Education conference in Arlington.

(157) Twenty-two students participated in the Lighthouse Labs business accelerator training and earned an industry certification in entrepreneurship.

(158) Addison Adams (Marketing major), Bethelhem Beza (MISY major), Guy DeWeever (Marketing major), CJ Epperson (Management major), Devyn Gibson (Management major), Shaylan Ferguson (Accounting major), Cristy Hinton (Accounting major), Riley Johnson (Accounting major), Alahna Knight (Management major), Ronnell McBride (Management/HR major), Tavieo Miles (MISY major), Angela Oteng (Management major), Tamia Reese (Marketing major), Fred Sanders (Management major), Sydney Sears (Management major), Aishata Wann (Accounting major), and Trashawn Young (Marketing major) participated in a NBC film shoot. 

(159) Adiana Brittle (Marketing major), Ron Chamblis (Management/HR major), Lucinda Conteh (Management major), Monique Daniels (Accounting major), Kyla Frank (Management major), Teciara Gambrell (Accounting major), Destiny Hodges (Marketing major), Reem Idris (Marketing major), Jaycee Lowe (Marketing major), Martin Massolena (Accounting major), Tamia Reese (Marketing major), and Sydney Sears (Management major) hosted thirty high school students from Richmond Public Schools for an Undergraduate Bridge Day comprised of hands-on workshops facilitated by the undergrads.     

(160) Adiana Brittle (Marketing major), Kobe Cheseman (Management major), Felix Culmer (Management major), Lucinda Conteh (Management major), Kyla Frank (Management major), Richard Green (MISY major), Reem Idris (Marketing major), Selena Jones (MISY major), Queeney Laguerre (Management major), Tamia Reese (Marketing major), and Sydney Sears (Management major) tutored children at Walnut Hill Elementary School in Petersburg.

(161) Chris Fisher (Management major) participated in a FBLA entrepreneurship panel with Canterbury Enterprises, Focus and Fabulous, Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, and Upscale Life & Living; said panel was moderated by Darius Holeman (Management major).

(162) Kyla Frank (Management major) earned an internship in the Office of Delegate Charniele Herring at the General Assembly.

(163) Jasmine Canady (MISY major) joined Otis Jones from IBM for a dinner at the Omni for the Richmond Forum with scores of businesses. 

(164) Eldon Burton (Management major 11 grad), Tarik Floyd (Management major and 16 grad), Tiffany Gullins (Marketing major and 14 grad), and Frednesha Sanders (Management major and 16 grad) were selected for the second annual VSU Ten Under 10 honoring the top Virginia State University alums; along with last year’s inaugural class of Jhadee Gordon and Chelsea Jackson the College has accrued 30% of the awardees.     

(165) Adiana Brittle (Marketing major), Lucinda Conteh (Management major), Kyla Frank (Management major), Reem Idris (Marketing major), and Aryanna Maxey (Management major) were the Top Performers in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by the Farm Bureau, Richmond International Airport, Virginia Department of Human Resource Management, Goodwill, Department of Defense, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Federal Reserve, and On-Ramps.

(166) Jujuan Peel (Management major), Tamia Reese (Marketing major), and Sydney Sears (Management major) guest taught a group of thirty high school students at Hopewell High School.

(167) Essence Bridge (Marketing minor), Darius Holeman (Management major), Imani Ellison (Accounting major) along with CeAra Donald guest taught students at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center relevant to Future Business Leaders of America.

(168) Cristy Hinton (Accounting major) represented the College at the Colonial Heights High School college fair and recruited students to VSU.

(169) Angeline Vilmar (Accounting major) earned a paid summer internship in accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers in McLean. 

(170) David Buchanan (Management major) shadowed James Brazas (Attorney) at the Joel Bieber law firm in Richmond.     

(171) Christine Bautista (MISY major), Lucinda Conteh (Management major), Kyla Frank (Management major), and Aryanna Maxey (Management major) were the Top Performers in Small Group Role-Play with Industry as assessed by BB&T, Magellan Healthcare, Winter HR Consulting, Spectra, the Census Bureau, GRPVA, Petersburg Chamber, City of Richmond, and Virginia Union University.

(172) Jasmine Canady (MISY major) participated in a reception for the new CEO at ChamberRVA with forty businesses in Richmond.

(173) David Buchanan (Management major), Kirsten Curran (Marketing major), Darius Holeman (Management major), Shyron Macklin (Marketing major), and Qhalil Woodson (Management major) along with CeAra Donald and Treyvion Hall mentored students at Petersburg High School relevant to Future Business Leaders of America.

(174) Fifteen students in Information Security and Assurance hosted Densmore Bartly (IT Security Architect) from the U.S. Census Bureau in the classroom.  A big thanks to Soma Akkaladevi for his hospitality.

(175) Adiana Brittle (Marketing major) and Destiny Sanders (Marketing major) hosted Governor Ralph Northam on campus for an event with President Abdullah.

(176) Jasmine Canady (MISY major) participated in an Owens & Minor dinner in Richmond at The Jefferson Hotel with Mayor Levar Stoney.

(177) Dinah James (Management major) earned a paid internship for the fall and winter as a Health Care Executive Assistant at Community Transformers in Hopewell.

(178) Catera Ruth (MISY major) earned a paid IT internship for the summer at United Airlines in Chicago.

(179) Ninety students participated in Department of Defense Office of Inspector General Day including hosting Calvin Hursey and Wesley Wright (Auditors) in the classroom(s).  A big thanks to Robert Elliott, Mary Scott, and Patrice Perry-Rivers for their hospitality. 

(180) Twenty students in Organization Policy and Strategy hosted Tanner Collins (Executive Director) from Bizworks in the classroom.  A big thanks to Patrice Perry-Rivers for her hospitality.

(181) Tajaiana Menchion (Management major) participated in the Council of International Exchange Education conference in New York.

(182) Amira Sine (Marketing major) shadowed Ken Johnson (CEO) at JMI in Richmond.

(183) Christine Bautista (MISY major) participated in the Kjellstrom & Lee corporate Christmas party at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens with scores of businesses. 

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