BEEP guests visit ECSU business students

Kesha Williams
February 19, 2010


Faculty and staff in the Walter R. Davis School of Business and Economics welcomed six guests for a series of events held during their annual Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP). Over three days, the executives visited classrooms to discuss the skills students will need to become the sophisticated and well-prepared employees that corporate America and its global competitors are seeking.

BEEP brings successful African Americans from the public and private sector to historically black colleges and universities to share their experience and expertise with students.  This year's program was held February 17-19. Guest executives included:

  • Irvin Johnson, Senior HR Mgr., Office Depot
  • Terrell Calloway, Branch Mgr., Wachovia
  • Lisa Gardner, Customer Services IT Subject Matter Expert, CIA
  • Rod Adkins, Diversity Recruiter, Sherwin-Williams
  • Dawana Riddick, Market Asset Protection Mgr., Wal-Mart
  • Tracy Boleware, Vice-President, BEEP

A list of student hosts follows:

  • Markus Brooks, student coordinator
  • Michael Benton, student host
  • Gerald Burgess, student host
  • Mia Mintz, student host
  • Tichelle Harris, student host
  • Tavera White, student host
  • Jarrod Jones, student host

Winnie Wiseman, the business internship coordinator for the Walter R. Davis School of Business and Economics, said BEEP provides professionals and corporations an opportunity to help credentialed African-American college students achieve their goals.