College of Business brings careers to Portland students


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The College of Business will continue its support of Portland Elementary School students with a special “Professional Signing Day” today.

    UofL staff members along with representatives from local businesses will talk to Portland students about their jobs. Every Portland student will receive a t-shirt on which to write the name of a future potential profession.

    The students at Portland Elementary have been adopted by the College of Business in a program called the Elevate Portland Initiative. Since the fall, students, faculty and staff from the college have donated warm clothing, snacks and tablet PCs to the West Louisville elementary school, which is part of UofL’s Signature Partnership Initiative.

    The day’s activities begin at 12:30 p.m.; t-shirts will be signed beginning at 3 p.m.. For more information, contact UofL professor Beth Davis-Sramek, 502-974-4726.



    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.