Free Lecture Series Broadens Students’ Business Horizons

Chattanooga internist Dr. Mark McKenzie, ’91, discussed American medicine, his experiences as a doctor, and a physician’s true mission during his opening presentation for Southern’s E.A. Anderson Lecture Series this semester. The weekly event is hosted by the university’s School of Business and provides substantial benefit both to current students and workplace professionals, who receive continuing education credit for attending.

Students and community members dialogued with McKenzie following the lecture, asking questions ranging from those on specific healthcare issues to his views regarding telemedicine. He was just one of many speakers presenting throughout the series. The School of Business brings together a variety of innovators from the professional world that share insight and experience, providing attendees with outstanding preparation for success in career, community, and church. A sampling of guest speakers this semester includes a brand strategist, compensation manager, entrepreneur, and long-term care president.

“These lectures provide a snapshot into the speakers’ days and months at work,” said Patricia Duvra, senior business administration major. “It’s valuable to have alumni and others offer real-world advice about their careers. It’s also a networking opportunity that can pay off!”

Founded through the generosity of Atlanta businessman Eugene A. Anderson, these lectures have been hosted by the School of Business annually since then. The Monday evening presentations are held at 7 p.m. in Brock Hall, Room 3205. For more information about upcoming speakers, or to view archived lectures, visit

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