Friday, March 28, 2003

Speaker To Discuss Choices And Challenges Faced By Minority Business Women

Chestertown, MD, March 28, 2003 — Washington College presents “CHOICES AND CHALLENGES OF A MINORITY BUSINESS WOMAN,” a lecture by Dr. Adrienne McCollum, President and CEO of Research Assessment Management, Inc., on Wednesday, April 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Dr. McCollum has operated her management consulting firm for 20 years, doing business with the private sector and performing contractual work for a variety of government agencies and organizations, including the Agency for International Development, Department of Transportation, National Institute of Mental Health, Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, the Office of Child Abuse and Neglect, the While House Conference on Aging, the Head Start Bureau, and the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General. With a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and as a minority business woman managing a full-time staff of 45, in addition to numerous contractual consultants, Dr. McCollum understands the importance of teamwork and diversity in modern business and has developed and implemented workshops on “Working In A Diverse Work Force.”
In addition to her other activities, Dr. McCollum teaches at the University of Phoenix and has made presentations at American University, the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and Benedict College. She has received honors and awards from the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, the National Council of Negro Women, and the White House Conference on Aging, and she has served on the Board of Trustees of Benedict College for 10 years and on the Board of Directors of the William L Clay Research and Education Scholarship Fund. Dr. McCollum's other business experiences include the ownership of Burger King franchises, and presently, with her spouse Dr. R. Dale McCollum, four gas and convenience stores, and she is currently in the process of patenting a new invention.
Dr. McCollum's talk is sponsored by Washington College's Department of Business Management, the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, the Campus Events & Visitors Committee, the Black Student Union and Cleopatra's Daughters.

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