Upcoming HAAMI Events

MENTORING DINNER

 November 29, 2018, 5:00pm-7:30pm | Rose Theatre Lobby

HAAMI members only

Past HAAMI Events

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT SESSIONS 

September 27, 2018, 4pm-6pm | University Center, Iris Room #338

 September 28, 2018, 12:30pm-2:30pm | University Center, Shelby Room #342

 October 1, 2018, 9:00am-10:30am | University Center, Iris Room #338


COMMUNITY AWARENESS EXPERIENCES

 September 28, 2018, 7:00 pm

Hattiloo Theatre Play: Pipeline

HAAMI members only


September 29, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm

Barber Shop Talk & Expo

UofM Community Health Building


PERSONAL FINANCE ENRICHMENT SESSIONS

 October 11, 2018,  4:00–6:00 pm | University Center, Bluff Room #304

 October 12, 2018, 12:30–2:30 pm | University Center, Shelby Room #342


September 14–18, 2018

New Member Orientations

New Member Orientation #1: September 14, 12:30–2:00 pm | Scates Hall #212

New Member Orientation #2: September 18, 1:00–2:00 pm | Scates Hall #212


September 5, 2018

Welcome Back Session                                              

12:00pm - 1:30pm | Rose Theatre Lobby


April 18, 2018

HAAMI Session: Image and Identity

First Session
April 18, 2018, 12:30–2:30 pm | University Center River Room

Second Session
April 18, 2018, 4–6pm | University Center River Room


March 14, 2018

Spring 2018 HAAMI Mentoring Luncheon

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12:30 pm–2:30 pm | University Center Beale Room (UC 363)

HAAMI students meet University of Memphis faculty and staff to learn about university resources and gain insights for academic success.


March 1, 2018

HAAMI moon2018 Hooks Institute Annual Join Hands for Change Benefit

Thursday, March 1, 2018,  6 pm Reception, 7  pm Program. 
The Holiday Inn on the University of Memphis Campus. 3700 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38111

Please join the Hooks Institute for its annual Join Hands for Change Program and Reception to increase our social change broadcast signal!

The evening will include live music, entertainment, and food stations and will feature the dynamic students in the Hooks African American Male Initiative (HAAMI) program.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please contact the Hooks Institute at (901) 678-3974 or bhi@memphis.edu.


February 5, 2018

Duty of the Hour Screening, Sponsored by HAAMI

Monday, February 5, 2018, 12:30 pm–2:30 pm | University Center Theatre

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Hooks African American Male Initiative

The story of Benjamin L. Hooks is an exploration of this nation's long, complex, and difficult history of race. Equally as important, the story of Hooks highlights how our nation was and can be transformed by committed visionaries like Hooks, who were determined to make every second of their lives count to fulfill their Duty of the Hour.


 

January 31  – February 1, 2018

HAAMI January Session: Academic Success

Session #1: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 12:30 am–2:30 pm | University Center Shelby Room (UC 342)
Session #2: Thursday,  February 1, 2018, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm | University Center River Room (UC 300)

Watch the HAAMI January 2018 Session: Academic Success on YouTube!


November 30, 2017

Fall 2017 Mentoring Reception

Thursday, November 30, 2017. 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Rose Theatre, Main Lobby

Community and business leaders meet with HAAMI students and discuss career success and personal development. This is an invitation event.


November 10, 2017

International Paper Mentoring Luncheon

International Paper HAAMI Luncheon Fall 2017

The Volunteers of International Paper Team hosted HAAMI students for a mentoring luncheon to share insights for personal and career development. November 10, 2017. HAAMI students had the opportunity to practice their networking and business etiquette skills and talk with International Paper executives about tools for success. Special thanks to International Paper hosts: Landon Richards, volunteer team co-chair and UofM alum, Fred Towler, vice president of supply chain.


Weds. October 31-November 1, 2017

Financial Aid and Personal Finance Session #2

Wednesday, November 1, 2017. 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | McWherter Library, 2nd Floor

Guest Speakers:
Erica Johnson. Financial Well-being Coach, Operation Hope
Lofton Wilborn, Assistant Director, UofM Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

Financial Aid and Personal Finance Session #1

Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | McWherter Library, 2nd Floor

Guest Speakers:
Judie Hayes. Financial Well-being Coach, Operation Hope.
Lofton Wilborn. Assistant Director, UofM Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

The Art of Budgeting: HAAMI Session Financial Aid and Personal Finance. October 30, 2017

October 13, 2017

HAAMI Fetch Clay, Make ManHAAMI Community Awareness Experience: Fetch Clay, Make Man

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hattiloo Theatre, 37 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN

Discussion leaders:
David Rose, Hanif Akinyemi and Dr. Darron Smith


October 11 – October 12, 2017

Academic Success: October HAAMI Sessions

Academic Success Session #1

Wednesday, October 11, 2017. 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Rose Theatre Side Lobby, Room 115

Panelists
Fredrika Crowley: CARES Program | PDF Icon Academic Status and Policies
Sheron Davenport: Student Success Program
Ladrica Menson-Furr: Academic Adviser
Kerry Johnson: HAAMI Member, Graduating Senior

Academic Success Session #2

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UC Shelby Room #342

Panelists
Dell McAtee: CARES Program
Melvyn Harding: Student Success Program 


September 29, 2017

HAAMI Information and Orientation Session

Friday, September 29, 2017 | 12:30 pm–2:30 pm
University Center, River Room (UC 300)
Reservations required

HAAMI Orientation 2017

September 11, 2017

HAAMI Information & Orientation Session

Mon., September 11, 2017 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
University Center Bluff Room (UC 304)
For interested and new members 


September 6, 2017

HAAMI Welcome Back Session

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm | University Center, Senate Chambers (UC 261)
For returning HAAMI members.

HAAMI Study Abroad | Session Speakers

Kerry Johnson, HAAMI Member: My Study Abroad Experience
Jonathan Holland, UofM Study Abroad Adviser: HAAMI Study Abroad Program |
 PDF IconPowerPoint HAAMI Study Abroad


June 28, 2017

Minority Business Council Continuum Economic Development Forum


June 22, 2017

My Brother's Keeper Alliance Pathways to Success Jobs Summit


April 20, 2017

Hooks Institute Join Hands for Change Gala

HAAMI Students at 2017 Hooks GalaPhotograph: HAAMI members enjoy the 2017 Hooks Institute Gala.

Click here to view all photographs from the 2017 Hooks Institute Gala!

Event details:
2017 Hooks Institute Annual Join Hands for Change Gala: Pursuing the Dream to Reality
Featuring civil rights movement icon, Ambassador Andrew Young

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | Holiday Inn, University of Memphis


April 13 | April 14, 2017

Fine Dining Etiquette and Networking

HAAMI Session: Fine Dining Etiquette and NetworkingPhotograph: HAAMI members learn proper etiquette and networking skills in preparation for the 2017 Hooks Annual Join Hands for Change Gala.

Event details:
Thursday, April 13 & 14, 2017 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm | University Center, Beale Room #363

Ms. Tammy Hedges, UofM Vice President for External Relations
Kendrick Harper, Inbound/Facilities Manager, Ingersoll Rand/Trane
pdf icon Effective Networking Skills PowerPoint


March 23, 2017

Mentoring Luncheon

Event details:
Thursday,March 23, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | University Center, Bluff Room #304


March 16-17, 2017

The Importance of Academic Advising

Event details:
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 12:30 pm -2:30 pm | Scates Hall #214
Dr. Ladrica Menson-Furr, Director, 
African & African American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
pdf Advising Advice: Sketching a Plan to Academic and Post-Graduate Success PowerPoint

Friday, March 17, 12:30pm-2:30pm | Scates Hall #214
Ms. Trellis Morgan, Adviser, Fogelman College of Business & Economics
pdf Communicating with Advisers PowerPoint


February 23, 2017

Getting Involved on Campus

HAAMI Session: Getting Involved on Campus, Spring 2017Photograph: HAAMI members discuss getting involved on campus with University of Memphis Registered Student Organization representatives.

Click here to view all photographs from the 2017 Getting Involved on Campus HAAMI event!

Event details:
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
UC, Memphis Room #340

Student organization representatives speak with HAAMI participants about the value of getting involved on campus, how student organizations help to maximize the college experience, and how these organizations can help prepare university students for life after college. 


February 3, 2017

HAAMI Outing: The Meeting

HAAMI Members and Staff Attend The Meeting.HAAMI Members and Staff Attend The Meeting.

Event details:
February 3, 2017 | Halloran Centre, the Orpheum Theater, Memphis, TN

Hattiloo Theatre's The Meeting
An eloquent depiction of a hypothetical meeting between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., Hattiloo Theatre's The Meeting illuminates the ongoing debate between the two most towering figures of the Civil Rights Movement: how to achieve the same goal – equality for their people – through very different means. King's unflappable commitment to nonviolent civil disobedience is repeatedly challenged by Malcolm's belief that only provocation and retaliation can fundamentally shake the foundations of America's racist society. The men's mutual respect of the other, especially the willingness to martyr themselves for the cause, foreshadows the iconic positions the men hold in American society today. Photograph: HAAMI Member and Staff Attend The Meeting.


January 26, 2017

HAAMI Welcome Back Session | Spring 2017

Event details:
January 26, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
University Center Shelby Room, The University of Memphis


November 21, 2016

HAAMI Mentoring Session

haaminov2016 HAAMI members meet with business and community leaders at mentoring session.

Click here to view all photographs from the Fall 2017 HAAMI Mentoring Session!

Event details:
HAAMI members meet with business and community leaders at HAAMI mentoring session.
Monday, November 21, 2016 | 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
UofM, Rose Theatre, Entertainment Lobby


 November 7 | November 11, 2016

HAAMI November Monthly Session: Scholarships and Financial Aid

Lofton Wilborn, assistant director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, University of Memphis, speaks to HAAMI members about financial aid and scholarship opportunities at the University of Memphis.Lofton Wilborn, assistant director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, University of Memphis, speaks to HAAMI members about financial aid and scholarship opportunities at the University of Memphis.

 Click here to view all photographs from the 2016 HAAMI Financial Aid Session!

Event details:
 Lofton Wilborn, Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
pdf icon  Financial Aid and Scholarships PowerPoint
Monday, November 7, 2016 | 4:30 pm-5:45 pm
UC, Room 300, The University of Memphis

Friday, November 11, 2016 | 12:30 pm-1:45 pm
Scates Hall, Room 212, The University of Memphis


October 21 | October 24, 2016

HAAMI Session: Personal Finance & Time Management

Left: Sheryl Askew helps HAAMI members understand the value of good financial planning | Right: Robert Marczynski leads a discussion of the importance of time management, showing HAAMI members the problems with taking on too much.Left: Sheryl Askew helps HAAMI members understand the value of good financial planning | Right: Robert Marczynski leads a discussion of the importance of time management, showing HAAMI members the problems with taking on too much.

Click here to view all photographs from Personal Finance & Time Management Session!

Event details:
Presenters:
Sheryl Askew | Robert Marczynski
Friday, October 21, 2016 | 12:30 pm-1:45 pm | Scates Hall, Room 212, The University of Memphis
Monday, October 24, 2016 | 4:30 pm-5:45 pm | Scates Hall, Room 212, The University of Memphis


August 17 - 18, 2016

HAAMI Visits JCPenney Headquarters in Dallas, TX

HAAMI members headed for Dallas as honored guests of JCPenney CEO, Marvin R. Ellison.HAAMI members headed for Dallas as honored guests of JCPenney CEO, Marvin R. Ellison.

Click here to view all photographs from the HAAMI JCPenney visit!

HAAMI JCPenney visit details:
Many joined us on April 21, 2016 for the Hooks Institute's Annual Join Hands for Change Gala. During the Gala, the Hooks Institute honored the achievements of JCPenney CEO, and University of Memphis Alumnus, Marvin R. Ellison. Following the Gala, Ellison amicably invited HAAMI members to participate in workshops and tour JCPenney headquarters!

The Hook Institute and members of the Hooks African American Male Initiative extend their thanks to CEO Marvin R. Ellison and the JCPenney team for an educational, informative, and inspirational visit with JCPenney's management in Dallas/Plano Texas to learn career development and business management!


April 21, 2016

2016 Hooks Institute Annual Join Hands for Change Gala

HAAMI members meet with JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison at the 2016 Hooks Institute Annual Gala.HAAMI members meet with JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison at the 2016 Hooks Institute Annual Gala.

Click here to view all photographs from the 2016 Hooks Institute Gala!

Event details:
Featured speaker: JCPenney CEO and West Tennessee native, Marvin Ellison
The Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis
3700 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38111
April 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


March 25, 2016

HAAMI Session: Getting Involved on Campus

 HAAMI members meet with University of Memphis Registered Student Organization leaders about getting involved on campus
HAAMI members meet with University of Memphis Registered Student Organization leaders about getting involved on campus.

Click here to view all photographs from the Getting Involved on Campus HAAMI Session!

Event details:
Student leader guest speakers from Black Students Association, Fraternities, Student Government, Student Ambassador Board, Black Scholars Unlimited, Empowered Men of Color and others.


26 February, 2016

HAAMI Session: Career/Internship Fairs

Shelia Moses, Academic Services Coordinator, Herff College of Engineering
pdf iconHow to Work A Career Fair


29 January, 2016

HAAMI Session: Financial Aid and Scholarships

HAAMI members hear from University of Memphis staff about financial aid and scholarship opportunities at the University of Memphis.HAAMI members hear from University of Memphis staff about financial aid and scholarship opportunities at the University of Memphis.

Click here to view all photographs from the Spring 2016 Financial Aid and Scholarships HAAMI Session!

Event details:
Lofton Wilborn, Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Theresy Williams, Student Aid Counselor
Melissa Traynom, Hope Scholarship Coordinator
Financial Aid and Scholarships pdf icon


16 November, 2015

HAAMI Students & Mentors Reception

HAAMI members meet with business and community leaders at mentoring session.HAAMI members meet with business and community leaders at mentoring session.

Click here to view all photographs from the 2015 HAAMI Mentor Reception!


13 November, 2015

HAAMI Session: Networking and Developing Your Personal Brand

Event details:
Mr. Kendrick Harper, Ingersoll Rand
pdf iconEffective Networking Skills


30 October, 2015

HAAMI Session: University Student Support Services

Event details:
Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham, Student Affairs Programs, Resources, and Services
Dr. Edward Yancey, Educational Support Services and Study Skills
pdf iconUniversity Support Services


18 September, 2016

HAAMI Session: Health and Success

Edward Harper speaks to HAAMI members about financial management and student loans.Edward Harper speaks to HAAMI members about financial management and student loans.

Click here to view all photographs from the 2016 HAAMI Health and Success Session!

Event details:
Dr. Oneka Richardson | Mental Health
Mr. Edward Harper |  pdf iconStudent Loans: The Albatross of Borrowing


29 August, 2015

Men Healing Men Network (MHMN) Rites of Passage Session


28 August, 2015

HAAMI Orientation with remarks by City of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton

Former Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton speaks with HAAMI members.Former Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton speaks with HAAMI members.

Click here to view all photographs from the 2015 HAAMI Orientation!