Through the support of entrepreneur and business leader, Avron B. Fogelman, a Professional
Development Center has been implemented to help students develop a competitive edge
in today’s dynamic workplace. Within the Avron B. Fogelman Center, programs are
developed to complement the academic coursework that students experience in the classroom
and help them successfully make the transition into the business world.
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
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, and Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck. Through these collaborative
relationships, professionals join the faculty and staff in the Avron B. Fogelman Professional
Development Center to provide 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.
Congratulations CPP Students!
Seventy-three students successfully met the requirements of The Complete Professional
Program this academic year. On April 24, spring semester students were honored at
a recognition event featuring keynote speaker, Bill Courtney. Courtney presented
an inspiring message to “go against the grain” and encouraged students to become their
personal best for future career opportunities and personal life goals.
Sponsors of the 2014 Spring Recognition Event, Terry and Caryn Swatley and CB Richard
Ellis Memphis, provided each student with a copy of Courtney’s recent book, a national
bestseller, Against The Grain. In addition to his inspiring message, Courtney autographed
each book and presented each student with a personal copy.
A brief reception followed for networking with key partners, faculty, and staff. Students
are featured below at the event. Each student received a certificate, lapel pin, and
personalized business cards to recognize their completion of the program.
If you are an employer and would like to support The Complete Professional Program
in the future, please contact Dr. Kathy Tuberville
. She can also be reached by calling 901-678-4740.
If you are a student and want to learn more about how to earn your Complete Professional
Program certificate, click here
The Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis