On April 12th, Talladega College held a free leadership workshop for juniors and seniors, centered around discussion of Leilani M. Brown’s book From Campus to Cubicle: 25 Tips for Your First Professional Year. The event took place at Savery Library on Talladega College’s campus and was led by a powerful group of panelists, session leaders, and moderators. And Coca-Cola UNITED’s own Pam Cook was among the panelists for the workshop.
Every student who participated in this event received a free copy of the book, From Campus to Cubicle. The conversation of the text was led by moderator Valerie Lewis, a Talladega College trustee.
Vera Hendrix, the Vice President of Instructional Programs with the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, served as the etiquette session leader for the event. The panel of professionals for this event included Attorney Lewis; Leilani Brown, author; Dr. Arturo Menefee, Director of Leadership Development for the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development; and Pam Cook, Director of Multicultural Marketing and Community Affairs at Coca-Cola UNITED Bottling Company.
Coca-Cola UNITED’s Pam Cook
Pam attended this event as part of her outreach work specifically focused on strengthening partnerships with HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), something Coca-Cola UNITED values greatly. Her work covers multicultural marketing and community relations initiatives across Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, the Tennessee Valley, and several parts of Georgia.
This college has a strong tradition of enriching students’ lives through workshops, forums and lectures with artists, scientists, political leaders, business professionals, and civic figures. The college sits just 25 miles from Anniston and 50 miles from Birmingham in Northeast Alabama.