Upcoming HAAMI Events
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
April 18, 2018, 12:30–2:30 pm | University Center River Room
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
2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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
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
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
Judie Hayes. Financial Well-being Coach, Operation Hope.
Lofton Wilborn. Assistant Director, UofM Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.
October 13, 2017
HAAMI 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
David Rose, Hanif Akinyemi and Dr. Darron Smith
October 11 – October 12, 2017
Academic Success Session #1
Wednesday, October 11, 2017. 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Rose Theatre Side Lobby, Room 115
Fredrika Crowley: CARES Program | 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
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)
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
For returning HAAMI members.
HAAMI Study Abroad | Session Speakers
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
Photograph: HAAMI members enjoy the 2017 Hooks Institute Gala.
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
Photograph: HAAMI members learn proper etiquette and networking skills in preparation for the 2017 Hooks Annual Join Hands for Change Gala.
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
Effective Networking Skills PowerPoint
March 23, 2017
Thursday,March 23, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | University Center, Bluff Room #304
March 16-17, 2017
The Importance of Academic Advising
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
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
Communicating with Advisers PowerPoint
February 23, 2017
Getting Involved on Campus
Photograph: HAAMI members discuss getting involved on campus with University of Memphis Registered Student Organization representatives.
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.
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
January 26, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
University Center Shelby Room, The University of Memphis
November 21, 2016
HAAMI Mentoring Session
HAAMI members meet with business and community leaders at mentoring session.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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
How 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.
Click here to view all photographs from the Spring 2016 Financial Aid and Scholarships HAAMI Session!
Lofton Wilborn, Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Theresy Williams, Student Aid Counselor
Melissa Traynom, Hope Scholarship Coordinator
Financial Aid and Scholarships
16 November, 2015
HAAMI Students & Mentors Reception
HAAMI members meet with business and community leaders at mentoring session.
13 November, 2015
HAAMI Session: Networking and Developing Your Personal Brand
Mr. Kendrick Harper, Ingersoll Rand
Effective Networking Skills
30 October, 2015
HAAMI Session: University Student Support Services
Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham, Student Affairs Programs, Resources, and Services
Dr. Edward Yancey, Educational Support Services and Study Skills
University Support Services
18 September, 2016
HAAMI Session: Health and Success
Edward Harper speaks to HAAMI members about financial management and student loans.
Dr. Oneka Richardson | Mental Health
Mr. Edward Harper | Student Loans: The Albatross of Borrowing