Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Graduate School will present “The ART of Doing Business,” a workshop featuring North Carolina artist William Mangum, on March 28 at 3:30 p.m. in room 350 of the Miller Learning Center.
The workshop will focus on three “ingredients”-alliance, resourcefulness and tenacity-which Mangum has identified as essential for building a successful business and career as an entrepreneur. These entrepreneurial skills are essential for transforming innovative ideas and research into new business and solving problems to address social issues, according to Mangum. The workshop will provide a foundation for participants to understand how to use their own skills and passion to launch a successful career.
Mangum opened his first gallery, now known as William Mangum Fine Art, in 1982 in Greensboro, N.C. His paintings are inspired by his almost 30 years of travels throughout North Carolina and abroad. They include depictions of several college campuses and golf courses throughout the state of North Carolina, most notably Duke University, the University of North Carolina, Pebble Beach Resort and Pinehurst Resort. He has partnered with Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, BMW and VF Corporation, to define trendsetting programs and merchandising. His art has been featured in publications such as Southern Living and Southern Accents, and he was recently interviewed on The NBC Evening News-Making a Difference.
The UGA Graduate School sponsors the workshop as part of the Graduate and Professional Students Appreciation Week, which is held each year to recognize the contributions of these students to the university. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information on the “The ART of Doing Business” workshop, see http://www.grad.uga.edu/.