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DSU Alumni BEEP professionals (l-r): Alfonso Jones, Ronald Pinkett, LaCresha Millner, John Ridgeway, DSU President Harry L. Williams, Jonas Acquah, Melissa Carpenter, Kevin Washington and Malachi Allen. The eight alums returned to their alma mater to participate in the Feb. 24 BEEP event.

  BEEP Professionals Show Students Perseverance Roadmap to Success



The DSU College of Business held its annual Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) and Alumni Open House on Feb. 22 under the theme “Perseverance – A Roadmap to Success.

DSU alumnus Kevin Washington, regional vice president of Primerica Financial Service, gives DSU student his thoughts during a BEEP forum  panel discussion on the "Challenges in Today's Economy".

Nineteen BEEP professionals – recognize during this event as “visiting professors” – participated in the daylong event that feature workshops, roundtable and forum discussions, mock interviews and a wealth of interaction between DSU College of Business students and the visiting professionals.
The group included eight DSU alumni (listed below with an asterisk*).
The event culminated with a case study competition between four teams of DSU students. The teams each presented their case study on Starbucks and Conservation International, with the winning group being Team 3 whose members were Stephen Bowe, Erika Grant, Kiara Watts and Victoria Williams. Each winning member was awarded a $300 book scholarship.
The visiting professors were:
  • Jonas Acquah* – financial control analyst, J.P. Morgan
  • Malachi Allen* – senior accountant, BNY Mellon Asset Servicing
  • Roxanne Allen – human resource manager, UPS
  • Sheldon Allen – director of sales, UPS
  • Kevin Bankett – division manager, UPS
  • Melissa Carpenter* special agent, UPS
  • Larry Chamberlain – division manager, UPS
  • Anthony Heath, UPS
  • Valerie James, assistant vice president, CIGNA HealthCare
  • Jimmie Jennings, division manager, UPS
  • Alfonso Jones* youth aid officer, Delaware State Police
  • LaCresha Milner* senior audit associate, KPMG LLP
  • Ronald Pinkett* chief financial officer, Brandywine Counseling & Community Services
  • John Ridgeway* corporate manager, Toyota
  • Damond Thorington, area safety manager, Supervalu
  • Kevin Washington* regional vice president, Primerica Financial Services
  • Thomas White, UPS
  • Myron Williams, UPS
  • Charles Wright III, vice president of Institutional Advancement, Peirce College.