The DSU College of Business held its annual Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) and Alumni Open House on Feb. 22 under the theme “Perseverance – A Roadmap to Success.
DSU alumnus Kevin Washington, regional vice president of Primerica Financial Service, gives DSU student his thoughts during a BEEP forum panel discussion on the "Challenges in Today's Economy".
Nineteen BEEP professionals – recognize during this event as “visiting professors” – participated in the daylong event that feature workshops, roundtable and forum discussions, mock interviews and a wealth of interaction between DSU College of Business students and the visiting professionals.
The group included eight DSU alumni (listed below with an asterisk*).
The event culminated with a case study competition between four teams of DSU students. The teams each presented their case study on Starbucks and Conservation International, with the winning group being Team 3 whose members were Stephen Bowe, Erika Grant, Kiara Watts and Victoria Williams. Each winning member was awarded a $300 book scholarship.
The visiting professors were:
- Jonas Acquah* – financial control analyst, J.P. Morgan
- Malachi Allen* – senior accountant, BNY Mellon Asset Servicing
- Roxanne Allen – human resource manager, UPS
- Sheldon Allen – director of sales, UPS
- Kevin Bankett – division manager, UPS
- Melissa Carpenter* special agent, UPS
- Larry Chamberlain – division manager, UPS
- Anthony Heath, UPS
- Valerie James, assistant vice president, CIGNA HealthCare
- Jimmie Jennings, division manager, UPS
- Alfonso Jones* youth aid officer, Delaware State Police
- LaCresha Milner* senior audit associate, KPMG LLP
- Ronald Pinkett* chief financial officer, Brandywine Counseling & Community Services
- John Ridgeway* corporate manager, Toyota
- Damond Thorington, area safety manager, Supervalu
- Kevin Washington* regional vice president, Primerica Financial Services
- Thomas White, UPS
- Myron Williams, UPS
- Charles Wright III, vice president of Institutional Advancement, Peirce College.