Cameron University announces events for School of Business Week

Cameron University continues its Centennial Celebration with School of Business Week from April 21-24 with a variety of events that are open to the public at no charge. Reservations are required for some events.

"The Cameron University School of Business is pleased to invite the public at large to celebrate the university's Centennial," says Dr. Oris Odom II, Dean. "Our outstanding faculty members have planned events featuring business leaders from across the state of Oklahoma.

On Tuesday, April 21, the Millionaire Mentor's Forum - an event that brings area millionaires to speak to CU students in the classroom - will feature a public presentation from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. Join featured speakers Joel Staib and Jerry Marlar for a compelling look at the business world today. Now retired as President of Dynergy Corporation's Energy Trading and Marketing Division, Staib is a principal in numerous businesses in the chemical, lumber, banking, energy, finance and aircraft industries. Marlar is the former President of Sulzer Biologics and Sulzer Orthopedics. 

Later that evening, the Millionaire Mentor's Forum Banquet will feature Staib and Tom Beck, President of Synergos Solution LLC and partner in Vantage Alliance.  The event kicks off in the CETES Conference Center with a reception at 6:15 p.m. Reservations are required. To RSVP, please call 581-2842 by April 13.

The Millionaire's Mentor Forum wraps up on Wednesday, April 22 with another public presentation from 2-3 p.m. featuring Beck, and Mike Zserdin, President of Risk Mitigation Consultants (RMC).

Also on April 22, the CU chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management will be officially inducted into the national organization during a banquet in the Shepler Center Ballroom. Billy Taylor, Plant Manager of Goodyear Tires, is the keynote speaker. The event starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. To RSVP, please call 581-2842 by April 13.

On Thursday, April 23, join CU's Centennial Business Forum for "Continuing to Build Oklahoma's Economy in Times of Uncertainty," featuring Secretary of Commerce & Tourism Natalie Shirley. As the state's lead economic development agency, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce is charged with increasing the quantity and quality of jobs throughout Oklahoma. In terms of accomplishing that mission, 2009 promises to be a year of significant change, challenge, and uncertainty for the agency and for all of Oklahoma. Secretary Shirley will highlight the agency's efforts to prepare for a recession, discuss the current economic crisis and its effects on the agency, take a look at the year ahead, and detail new resources available to Oklahoma businesses and communities through the 2009 Recovery Act. Sec. Shirley will be joined by panelists Dana Davis, President/CEO of the Lawton/Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce; Lyle Roggow, President of the Duncan Economic Development Foundation; and Larry Thoma, Mayor, Elgin and Immediate Past President of the Oklahoma Municipal League. The business forum takes place from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP no later than April 15 by calling 581-2842.

On Friday, April 24, CU's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will host its annual awards dinner. Honorees Bill Burgess, State Regent, and Dr. Sylvia Burgess, CU Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, will receive Champion of Free Enterprise Awards during the festivities. The reception starts at 6:30 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. A limited number of tickets are available, and reservations are required. To RSVP, please call 581-2842 by April 13.

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April 10, 2009
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