For release: February 16, 2009
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
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.