professional development and community engagement

Join us on April 7 for an event hosted by Temple University’s chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).  

About the Symposium  

The second annual Black Student Symposium will be focused on Black professional development and community engagement. The event will feature a moderated panel of Black Temple alumni, various networking opportunities and much more.  

Join us to discuss and make an impact on:  

  • The Black business student experience. 
  • Retention and graduation rates for Black students. 
  • Black student enrollment in business and accounting. 
  • The promotion of diversity in the demographics of the Fox School student body. 

All Temple University students, alumni and faculty are welcome to attend this event. 

For Fox students, 150 FLDP points will be provided. 

Please note: The dress code for this event is business professional. 


2:00 p.m. | Guests Check-in and Networking 

3:00 p.m. | Opening Remarks from Temple NABA Chapter  

  • Kendale Thompson, Temple NABA Vice President and Senior Business Management major  
  • Dr. Betsy Gordon, Chair of the Department of Accounting at the Fox School of Business 
  • Marilou Watson, Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP.  
  • Daija Worley, Temple NABA President, and Senior Risk Management & Insurance major  

3:30 p.m. | Introduction of Keynote Speaker  

  • Dr. Wayne Williams, Professor of Accounting at the Fox School, Temple NABA Chapter Advisor 

3:40 p.m. | Keynote remarks  

  • James Sanders, Senior Vice President – Commercial Lending @ Univest, former President of the Fox School of Business Alumni Association   

4:00 p.m. | Panel: Re-Defining Success in the Black Community  

  • Simone TaylorBBA ’20, Associate Underwriter at AIG  
  • Marquise BoydBBA ’22, Asset Management Analyst at Goldman Sachs  
  • Amy NjugunaBBA ’18, Senior IT Auditor at Twilio  
  • Jameel RushBBA ’07, M.S.’12, Director of Inclusion Programs at Google, Adjunct Professor at Temple University and Villanova University  

4:45 p.m. | End 

Presented by NABA Inc.