National Alumni Association President to speak for Convocation

010915_2112_UAPBAMNNati1.jpgTammie Hall, president of the UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association will give the keynote address for Founder’s and Honors Convocation Thursday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. in the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. HPER Complex. This noble event combines two time-honored activities into one momentous occasion that acknowledges University heritage and academic competence concurrently. One of several premier events during Founder’s Celebration, the intellectual achievement of campus students will be honored during the event by awarding plaques, certificates and scholarships.

Hall is the Sr. Regional Supplier Diversity Manager at Lend Lease in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. She is responsible for interpreting the needs and expectations of clients while strengthening company relationships with M/W/S/LBE firms and organizations to enhance small business contracting opportunities. Creating an innovative and unique Supplier Diversity Program that is designed to make a powerful impact and significant contribution in communities in which we do business, Hall has regional responsibility for California, North Carolina, Florida, Washington, DC and Maryland. Lend Lease Americas region, headquartered in New York, offers project management & construction, public partnerships, development, asset and property management. Lend Lease expertise covers multiple sectors including arts & culture, commercial office, education, government, healthcare, hotels & resorts, industrial, military housing communities, mixed-use, multi-site, pharmaceutical, senior living, solar, transportation and aviation.

Hall’s professional background includes serving as a finance specialist with Arthur Anderson/Anderson Consulting in Las Colinas, Texas. She also served for over 12 years as an administrator in higher education and worked as a congressional staffer for former U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson. In particular, Hall worked with Senator Hutchinson and the Secretary of Commerce staff to garner support for a $1.3 million grant for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The grant was awarded to the Economic Research and Development Center for the establishment of the Business Support Incubator.

Hall is a business graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and has received a number of awards for her leadership abilities and maintains memberships in several local and national organizations. She currently serves as the President/CEO of the NC MWBE Coordinators Network, a 501c3 non-profit.

To view the full schedule of events for Founder’s Celebration at UAPB, visit www.uapb.edu/founders .

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