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FedEx Executive Will Discuss Blacks and Technology Feb. 25 University News
For release: February 16, 2009

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

Belinda Watkins
Belinda Watkins
Belinda Watkins, vice president of computer networking and information technology operations at FedEx Corp., will speak Wednesday, February 25, at the University of Memphis as part of Black History Month.  Her program, “Blacks and Technology: Making an Impact, Defining the Future,” will start at 1 p.m. in Room 225 of the Ned R. McWherter Library.  The event is free and open to the public.

Watkins joined FedEx in 2003.  She has also held executive positions with the Sara Lee Corp., First Tennessee Bank, AT&T, and Bell South.

Responses to her remarks will be presented by Dr. Aaron Robinson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the U of M, and by engineering student Robert Spencer, and will also be invited from the audience.

Convenient parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to Zach Curlin Street or the Southern Avenue parking lot.

The event is presented by Minority Affairs, the Black History Month Committee, the University Libraries, and Friends of the Libraries. For more information, call Tom Mendina at 901-678-4310 or Kay Kroboth at 901-678-2209.

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