Husson University Offers Students Business Etiquette Program

Date of Release: March 28, 2012

Husson University's College of Business will host career and workplace expert Elizabeth Freedman on April 9, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. in the Gracie Theatre as part of the University's Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. Ms. Freedman will share a workshop entitled Your Fork is Not a Shovel and talk with Husson and NESCom students about the transformation they will soon be making to new professionals: employees who look sharp, sound smart and succeed on the job. This fun, high-energy business etiquette program will entertain students with humor while learning about what it takes to outclass the competition. This event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Freedman, a dynamic motivational speaker, speaks at dozens of conferences and events annually. Her high-energy programs appeal to corporate, nonprofit, and association audiences. She was a 2005 finalist for College Speaker of the Year , awarded by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities, and has appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Boston Business Journal, U.S. News & World Report, CNN and The Boston Globe.

Following the presentation, Ms. Freedman will be available to autograph copies of her book, Work 101: Learning the Ropes of the Workplace without Hanging Yourself with over 10,000 copies in print.

An invitation-only Meet and Greet Reception will follow the lecture with a group of local community leaders, deans and administrators at Husson and the New England School of Communications (NESCom). Respecting the importance of social etiquette and networking skills, professional communications Instructor Sharon Kobritz has spearheaded this reception as a networking opportunity for Husson and NESCom upperclassmen as part of their professional development. Ms. Freedman will facilitate guiding students in their interaction with the professional guests. Hors d'oeuvres will be served by Jeff's Catering.

For more information regarding this release, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207-649-4647 or

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