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October 23, 2012

ULM College of Business hosts ninth annual symposium Oct. 24-27

The University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Business is gearing up for its ninth annual business symposium, Oct. 24 – 27.

The theme of this year’s symposium, which is held in conjunction with ULM’s Homecoming Week, is “Business Careers: Improving Communities and the World.”  

College of Business Dean Dr. Ron Berry said the college will welcome a multitude of alumni from San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Chicago, and Raleigh, N.C.—all of whom will participate in the symposium.

“We are very excited to welcome an outstanding group of alumni back to campus to participate in our symposium. The event gets bigger and better each year as alumni return to campus to share their experiences and successes with our students, faculty and the business community,” Berry said. 

Participating in the symposium for the first time are:

Returning to participate in the program again are: Dan Kyle, Oppenheimer; Allen Lum, Altran Control Systems; Jay Lewis, Entergy; L.B. Jeter, Ernst and Young; and Jonathan Davies, retired partner with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. 

The symposium officially begins at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, with the fun and challenging jeopardy-style business quiz bowl in which majors compete against one another.

This event will be held in the Student Union Building and is immediately followed by the opening session, "Alumni Career Panel: Paths to Early Success in the Insurance Industry," at 6:30 p.m.

Blake Canterbury, founder and president of beremedy, a non-profit organization that utilizes social media to help others, will deliver the keynote address at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in Brown Auditorium.

For a detailed schedule of events for the symposium, visit

All presentations and sessions are open and free to the public.

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