The Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center
Through the support of entrepreneur and business leader, Avron B. Fogelman, business majors have a Professional Development Center within FCBE. Through this Center, programs are offered to complement the academic coursework that students experience in the classroom and help them successfully make the transition into the business world. It’s the goal of the Center to prepare and place students to retain top talent locally!
Click here for a calendar of events for Spring 2016!
To register for any of the Complete Professional Program events, access our CPP Online Registration System . If you're a student and would like to learn more about The Complete Professional Program, email email@example.com or visit room 274.
The Complete Professional Program
The Complete Professional Program seeks to provide students with innovative workplace development training that helps them "earn their stripes" and become ready to compete effectively in today's demanding job market.
Other community partners have also joined Fogelman to help prepare FCBE students for today's workplace. These strategic partners include CB Richard Ellis Memphis, Cummins of the Mid-south, First Tennessee Bank, FedEx Services, FedEx Express, International Paper, Northwestern Mutual, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, and Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck.
Through these collaborative relationships, professionals join the faculty and staff in the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center to provide professional development training and support for upcoming business graduates. This distinctive approach helps to prepare students holistically for the demands of today's business world. In addition, this programming provides professionally prepared graduates for the Memphis and Shelby County in order to retain top talent in our community.
If you're an employer and would like to join other progressive employers in this unique program, please contact the director, Dr. Kathy Tuberville.
Congratulations, Spring 2016 CPP Students!
The Professional Development Center honored its newest crop of “Complete Professionals” at the 2016 Spring Recognition Event, held April 26 in the Fogelman Executive Center. Guests heard from alumni Jeremy Calhoun, who inspired them with his story of personal and academic struggles before finding the PDC and embracing its formula for success. A 2013 UofM graduate with a BBA in Management Information Systems, Jeremy is now an Application Development Specialist at International Paper and was recently named to Memphis Business Journal’s “Top 20 under 30.”
Lipscomb and Pitts Breakfast Club (LPBC) President and keynote speaker, Jeremy Parks, talked about growing up instilled with a responsibility to help others and to give back. “Serving others,” he said, “is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do,” because it naturally connects you to a network of people with shared passions, which often leads to new opportunities. The author of Giving Back with Purpose urged his listeners to “just get out there, find something you really care about, and get involved.” All guests received a signed copy of Parks’ book, and each of the 43 CPP honorees was presented with a certificate, lapel pin, and a set of personalized business cards.
Spring 2016 Class of CPP Students