A panel of local business, education, corporate, financial and human resource experts will provide insight and answer questions for Tusculum College students, staff, faculty and the community. The symposium will held on the Tusculum College campus on Tuesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in the Chalmers Conference Center in the Niswonger Commons.
The event, sponsored by the Tusculum College Corporate Relations Program of the Office of Institutional Advancement, will bring a panel of community experts onto the campus to address the business challenges they face in dealing with the current economic crisis.
“The goal of the student symposium is to bring in experts in the various sectors of the business community and let them talk about how the economic crisis is affecting their business and what steps they are taking in order to preserve their business under the current climate,” said Kim Kidwell, associate director of development.
There will also be an opportunity for general discussion among the panelists and for audience members to ask questions, said Kidwell. “Each panelist will give a brief overview on a specific topic related to their field, and then we will host a question and answer session.”
On the agenda to participate in the discussion are Dr. Lyle Ailshie, director of the Greeneville City School System; Stephen Gehret, chief financial officer and vice president of Tusculum College; Joey Ballard, director of safety compliance, recruiting and employee services at Landair; Mark Brannan, director of quality and manufacturing and a quality engineer for Angus-Palm and Kevin Tarlton, welder at Angus-Palm.
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Rick Toomey, a professor in the Graduate and Professional Studies Program at Tusculum College, and the event is approved as an Arts and Lecture Credit Event for students. The event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend.
For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 636-7303.