Speaker – Dr. Jimmy Abraham
Topic – "Nothing is Routine when Dealing with the Lives of Others"
Synopsis - Several of our members know and love Dr. Jimmy Abraham and requested that he speak at one of our meetings! Please join us as we listen to his motivational stories surrounding topics of Customer Service, Empowerment, Servant Leadership, and Team Building. If you want to improve your interpersonal skills, join us for our October lunch meeting! We'll be in person and have time for networking with your fellow PMs and Q&A with Dr. Abraham.
Location - Scrooge's Restaurant
Date - 10/18/2022
Time - 11:30 AM
For more information, visit https://drjimmyabraham.com/
|Event Date||10-18-2022 11:30 am|
|Event End Date||10-18-2022 12:45 pm|
|Cut off date||10-17-2022 11:00 pm|
Dr. Jimmy W. Abraham began his professional career at Mississippi State University in 1976 as a residence hall director. He went on to hold positions of increasing responsibility as assistant director of College and School Relations, assistant dean of student services and director of enrollment services, associate vice president for student affairs, interim vice president for student affairs, and associate vice president for development and alumni and executive director of the MSU Alumni Association. He retired in 2013 after working nearly 38 years at his alma mater. Dr. Abraham received a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1975 and a master’s degree in student personnel and counselor education in 1977, both from Mississippi State University. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in higher education administration from the University of Mississippi in 1985. During Dr. Abraham’s 22 years working in the student recruiting and orientation office, MSU had the largest overall enrollment in the state each year and the highest entering freshman enrollment for that period except for one year. Mississippi State also had the highest mean entering ACT score of all the state institutions of higher learning for incoming freshmen for 18 of those years. In his role as the Alumni Association’s executive director for eight years, he helped develop and implement programs that built stronger relationships between the university and alumni, increasing active membership by 30 percent and chartering 10 new chapters. The Clarksdale, Mississippi, native received the university’s Distinguished Staff Award, the Student Association’s Outstanding Faculty Award, the Lambda Sigma Outstanding Professor Award, and the Outstanding Professional Award from the National Orientation Directors Association. Dr. Abraham also served on many committees and councils while at Mississippi State, and he was the advisor for the MSU Roadrunners (student recruiters) and Orientation Leaders for 20 years and the Alumni Delegates for six years. From 2013-2021, Dr. Abraham served as vice chairman of client and business relations for Cadence Bank. In this role, he was an ambassador for cultivating customer relationships. He and his wife Patti, who retired as director of the research and curriculum unit from MSU in 2010, have three sons, Jim, Josh (Morgan), and Jase (Whitney), and four grandchildren, Hattie, Caden, Smith and Walt.