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Indie Soul: Fifth Speaker Series featuring Sonja N. Hines

Phinesse Demps | 4/3/2015, 6 a.m.
Coppin State University School of Business partnered with Times Community Services, Inc. to present the spring edition of the Speaker ...
Sonja N. Hines, president and CEO of H&S Resources Corporation (Courtesy Photo)

Coppin State University School of Business partnered with Times Community Services, Inc. to present the spring edition of the Speaker Series featuring Sonja N. Hines, president and CEO of H&S Resources Corporation, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Coppin State University.

“The purpose of the series is to bring local businesses and entrepreneurs together to mentor a select number of business students from the Business School at Coppin State University,” said Dr. Ronald Williams, interim dean of Coppin’s College of Business.

Times Community Services, Inc. and Coppin State University School of Business 5th Speaker Series with Sonja N. Hines, President & CEO H&S Resources Corporation with students, local businesses, and entrepreneurs.

(Photo: Phinesse Demps)

Times Community Services, Inc. and Coppin State University School of Business 5th Speaker Series with Sonja N. Hines, President & CEO H&S Resources Corporation with students, local businesses, and entrepreneurs.

Master of Ceremonies, James Roberts said, “This program is so needed as we want these students to be thinking about opening their own businesses instead of working for someone else. There is a wealth of information at these Speaker Series.”

Hines shared with the students the importance of not burning bridges, finding your passion and pursuing dreams.

“It is not just preachers, who have a calling, but we all are called to be something. Find out your purpose in life.” Hines said. “People [may] not understand your vision. Don’t let that stop you— your vision is your vision.”

Justin Brown, a junior at Coppin’s Business School said, “This is my second time attending this event and I really appreciate this event as I am making my connections learning from others in the community so that I will be prepared to open my business.”

The next Speaker Series will be held in the fall of 2015 and will feature James P. Grant, president and CEO of Grant Capital Management Corporation.

If you are a business owner or entrepreneur and are interested in sharing your knowledge in an effort to mentor the students of the business school, call 410-366-3900.