MIS professor hosts 30-plus youth at business etiquette event

December 12, 2017

Local author Dr. Ron Kelley shares career skills with young men.

SAN ANTONIO – More than 30 young men from the San Antonio community attended a business etiquette and career skills event with local executive and author Dr. Ron Kelley on Dec. 10, 2017, in UIW's Student Engagement Center. The event was hosted by Dr. Ron Washington, an MIS faculty member at the H-E-B School of Business, and the Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander, the director of Ecumenical Initiatives for University Mission and Ministry at UIW.

For over two hours, the high school and middle school students actively engaged in conversations and activities related to business etiquette, college preparation and developing career skills.

Dr. Kelley covered a broad range of topics to include business etiquette, dressing to impress, writing skills, leadership and planning for college. The workshop also highlighted the importance of goal setting and persistence in the pursuit of individual success.

Other guest speakers at the event included Dr. Derick Young, Sr., Medical Director and Physician at WellMed; Mr. McKinley Jenkins, a local youth coach; Mrs. Jessica De La Rosa of UIW's Admissions department; and Mr. Jordan Williams, a Trinity College student athlete.

At the end of the event, the young men were provided UIW grab bags with information about the university and its mission. Parents who attended were also given the opportunity to obtain a signed copy of Dr. Kelley's new book Generation of Gentlemen: Teaching Boys the Art of Being a Gentleman. All in attendance agreed it was a successful event and one they hoped would continue into the distant future.