Harding University

October 22, 2013

COBA to present fourth annual Faith and Business Symposium

The University's Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration will host the fourth annual Faith and Business Symposium in the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Building Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all students, faculty and campus visitors, the symposium is comprised of more than 20 presentations and panels by 14 business professionals connected with the University.

“This seminar is one of our most exciting and successful programs to address numerous goals for our program,” said Dr. Bryan Burks, dean of the College of Business and Administration. “It provides our students with current and helpful information straight from the front lines of the business world.” 

The Faith and Business Symposium instructs students on how to integrate faith into the workplace. Speakers include Dr. David B. Burks, chancellor of Harding University and previous dean of the College of Business and director of the American Studies Program at Harding; alumnus Douglas Campbell, who holds 28 years of sales experience and more than 15 years sales and sales training experience in the medical field and serves as an oncology specialist with Genetech Biotechnology; and Dave Finley, president and CEO of LeadsOnline, a leading criminal investigations system used by law enforcement agencies across America.

“[This event] provides a platform for our speakers to discuss the integration of their faith with their business careers,” Burks said. “The networking opportunities provided by this seminar in the past have resulted in internships and full-time employment as well as mentoring relationships.”

Presentations in the Mabee Business Building include:

  • 8 a.m.: “Lessons From Giants in My Life” — Chancellor David B. Burks, room 111
  • 9 a.m.: “Business Ethics: Doing the Right Thing Because It’s the Right Thing to Do” — Doug Campbell, room 101; “Which Way Is Up? Defining and Achieving Success on Your Terms — Sarah Heffley, room 107; “Involvement in Church and Community” — Byron Carlock, David McCoy and Jeff Smith, room 11; “Managing Your Expectations” — Ben and Courtney Meyer, room 112; “Gee, You Had More Time for Us When You Were in the Navy” — Jaime Smith, room 114
  • 11 a.m.: “Trends in the Global Economy: Considerations for a Christian Millenial” — Byron Carlock, room 101; “From a Napkin to the World Market” — Jeff Smith, room 107; “Advice for First Five Years” — Tim Bewley, Dave Finley and Doug Campbell, room 111; “The American Dream: From a Hispanic Christian’s Perspective” — Edna Lake, room 112; “Being His Own Special People in the World Today” — David McCoy, room 114 
  • 1 p.m.: “Managing Your Expectations” — Ben and Courtney Meyer, room 107; “Women Only!” — Sarah Heffley, Edna Lake, Jana Rucker and Jaime Smith, room 111; “People Who Listen” — Byron Howell, room 112; “So You Want to Go Into Finance? It’s Not Your Father’s Industry Anymore!” — Tim Bewley, room 114
  • 2 p.m.: “Growing Your Career: How Harding Equips You Better Than Other Universities Can” — Jana Rucker, room 107; “People Who Listen …” — Byron Howell, room 112; “Passion, Purpose and Pyramids” — Dave Finley, room 114

For more information about the Faith and Business Symposium, call 501-279-4240 or email COBA@harding.edu.