Livingstone to host Waffle House senior executives for student professional development seminar – Reuters


SALISBURY— Waffle House Inc. is hosting a series of corporate leadership and branding seminars with students from historically black North Carolina colleges and universities in April.

Njeri Boss

Headlining the seminar roundtables, Njeri Boss will be Waffle House’s vice president of public relations and key operations managers for the region. Livingstone College will host the Waffle House Seminar and Roundtable on Saturday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Little Tubman Theater located on campus. Of the college tours, Livingstone is the only stop that will include Waffle House CEO Walt Ehmer as a special guest.

Waffle House Inc., headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, is sponsoring the sessions with the North Carolina-based company HBCU Issues and Black commercial ink magazines.

Richard Williams

“Over the years, Waffle House has developed ongoing relationships with several HBCUs in North Carolina. These seminars will be an opportunity to establish an even deeper connection with students, while providing them with the essential knowledge and information they will need to enter the job market,” said Boss. “We are delighted to partner with HBCU Issues and Black commercial ink magazines for this opportunity to discuss professional development topics such as business leadership with students at HBCU in North Carolina, where Waffle House employs several HBCU graduates in its leadership ranks.

“We are extremely excited to have executives from Waffle House visiting our campus to share professional and expert career advice with our students. This opportunity provides a personal connection with business leaders to better prepare our students to enter the workplace ready and ready to perform,” said Livingstone President, Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. “Congratulations also to Richard Williams of HBCU Issues and Black commercial ink magazines to facilitate these meetings.

Other seminar presenters will include Carla Banks, City of Greensboro Director of Communications and Marketing, Daniel L. Thompson, Grand Master of NC Prince Hall Masonic Grand Lodge, and Laurie D. Willis, Associate Director of News and Communications at Wake Forest University. Livingstone College SGA President Justin Wade is also on the program.

The first session began at Winston-Salem State University on April 2 and included students from all three area HBCUs: Bennett College, North Carolina A&T State University and WSSU. The Livingstone session will also include students from Johnson C. Smith University, but students from surrounding colleges and universities can also register to attend.

“As an HBCU graduate and former WSSU faculty member, I recognize the value of students having access to information and resources that will benefit them when making career decisions. We are grateful to HBCUs in North Carolina who partner with us in opening up their campuses to ensure that these successful business leaders can share their knowledge and expertise with students,” said William, Publisher of the co-sponsored magazines.

Students can register for the seminar at on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. Participation is free, but registration is compulsory. Refreshments will be served.

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