ORLANDO, Fl. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is one of 84 Historically Black Colleges and Universities that participate in the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) annually and has been involved in BEEP more than thirty years. Because of the outstanding program format and participation from corporate executives, which included UAPB alumni, the institution was voted BEEP’s University of the Year.
Shirley Cherry, Assistant Director of Career Services accepted the honor and as served as a panel participant where she shared information on “How to Maximize Recruitment Opportunities at HBCUs”. Yulanda Riley, Project Specialist/Career Coach attended the conference as well.
Three students were selected to participate in the 43rd Annual BEEP Leadership Conference which was sponsored by UPS,
Johnson & Johnson, and Unilever. The theme for this year’s conference was “Leadership Development=Empowered for Employment”.
The students were
Marion Muhammad (Junior, Business Management); Courtney Mazique (Junior, Biology) and Richard Manning (Senior, Industrial Technology).
The Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) is a voluntary partnership between the National Urban League, corporate America, government, non-profits, and other institutions to loan African-American executives to participating colleges as “Visiting Professors.” Visiting Professors lecture in credit-bearing courses that correspond to their industries and participate in other BEEP-related activities such as networking sessions, workshops and mock job interviews. BEEP’s mission is to share learning experiences across generations, cultivate new leaders, and inspire achievements “beyond the possible” through committed involvement and operational excellence. The 2012 campus BEEP Program will be held October 28-30 this year.
The BEEP program is coordinated by Mary M. Jones, Director of Career Services and Earnestine McLaughlin, Counselor. For more information, call (870)575-8461.