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George Fraser, business executive and best-selling black author, will give the keynote address at the University of Tennessee Black Faculty and Staff Association’s Annual Development Conference April 30.

Fraser, president of Success Source Corp., will speak at 9 a.m. in the UT Conference Center auditorium. His speech is titled “Fully Prepared: Professional Preparedness for the New Millennium.”

Fraser wrote the bestseller “Success Runs In Our Race: The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African-American Community.” He is publisher of “Success Guide: The Networking Guide to Black Resources” and has written books on networking to achieve racial reconciliation, moving beyond cultural stereotypes, and building powerful partnerships in business.

Dr. John Morrow Jr., Franklin Professor of History at the University of Georgia, is scheduled to give a luncheon address at 12:30 p.m.

In 1971, Morrow became the first black faculty member in the UT-Knoxville College of Arts and Sciences. He was named Macebearer, UT’s highest faculty honor, in 1983-84 and served as head of the history department from 1983 until leaving university in 1988.

The talks are free and open to the public.

The conference also includes workshops on professional advancement, community relations, financial fitness, affirmative action, healthy self-outlook, technological mastery, and an afternoon roundtable discussion on the association’s report on the black faculty and staff turnover rate at UT-Knoxville.

Contact:    Mike Bradley (423-974-2225)

                  Attica Scott (423-974-2103)