Harding University’s Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration will host the fifth annual Faith and Business Symposium in the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Building Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all students, faculty and campus visitors, the symposium is comprised of 20 presentations and panels by 13 business professionals connected with the University.
The Faith and Business Symposium has an overall theme of integrating faith into the workplace. Panel discussion topics will cover the future of health care, technology, financial services, and balancing work and family.
Some of the speakers included are Kenneth Forte, co-owner and president of R & F Communications Inc., who has also spent the past 17 years in the private sector working in the field of human resources management for some of the leading companies in business and industry; Ray Montgomery, president and CEO of White County Medical Center with 26 years of service; and alumnus Bert Purdy, who has served as a member of BKD National Financial Services Group for more than 14 years and also manages the St. Louis office’s financial services consulting team.
Presentations in the Mabee Business Building include:
8 a.m.: “Bailey’s Pizza: A Christian Business Stands Against Anti-Christian Movement” — Steve and Amy Rose, room 111.
9 a.m.: “What It Really Means to be a Professional” — Bert Purdy, room 107; “Alternative Employment Options With an Accounting Degree” — Peyton Tucker, room 110; “Future of Health Care and Technology” — Ray Montgomery and Keith Perry, room 111; “There Is More to Main Street Than a Square” — Joan Bell, room 112.
11 a.m.: “It’s the Little Things …” — Ray Montgomery, room 101; “So You Want to Be the Boss: Insights Into the World of Small Business” — Ryan Moody, room 107; “Alternative Employment Options With an Accounting Degree” — Peyton Tucker, room 110; “Future of Financial Services” — Ryan Moody, Tom Tabor and Ken Forte, room 111; “Your Only Limitation Is Your Imagination” — Ken Forte, room 112; “Balancing Progress With Priorities” — Tom Tabor, room 114.
1 p.m.: “When Faith and Business Get Murky” — Gwen Moritz, room 101; “Making Your Brand” — Paige Wittman, room 107; “#Christians at Work” — Bill Arnold, room 110; “Balancing Work and Family” — Joan Bell, Stacy Kymes and Bert Purdy, room 111; “This Is Not Your Parent’s Career: Observations for Navigating a Successful Path” — Keith Perry, room 112; “Leadership Attributes I Have Learned” — Stacy Kymes, room 114.
2 p.m.: “When Faith and Business Get Murky” — Gwen Moritz, room 101; “Making Your Brand”— Paige Wittman, room 107; “#Christians at Work” — Bill Arnold, room 110.
For more information about the Faith and Business Symposium, call 501-279-4240 or email COBA@harding.edu.