YFS Magazine Founder and CEO to Keynote at University of Tennessee – Knoxville
April 1, 2014 Media Relations

DALLAS, TX – April 1, 2014 – The Black Cultural Programming Committee (BCPC) will host its annual Young Professionals Lecture featuring Erica Nicole, the founder and CEO of YFS Magazine. The purpose of this year’s annual Young Professionals lecture is to showcase the success of a young African American woman whose career path and community outreach serves as an inspiration to the students of the University of Tennessee. This event will be held in the University Center Auditorium at 7:00 PM on Monday, April 7, 2014.

This event is free and open to the public. Immediately following the event there will be a reception and a business fair, featuring the works of current students and other surrounding young entrepreneurs. For more information and/or questions regarding this event, including disability accommodations, contact the Office of Multicultural Student Life at 865-974-6861.


About the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

As the state’s land grant, research-intensive institution, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a university on the move. Founded in 1794, U.S. News & World Report ranks UT fiftieth among all public universities in the nation. With more than 27,000 students and 10,000 faculty and staff, The University of Tennessee offers more than 300 degree programs, to prepare and empower leaders in just about every profession. The University of Tennessee’s engineering, business, education, law, and social work programs consistently rank among the Top 50 in the nation among public universities, at the undergraduate or graduate level. UT is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Learn more


 About Erica Nicole

Erica Nicole is is the Founder and CEO of of YFS Magazine, a Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed brand, the definitive digital magazine for startups, small business news and entrepreneurial culture. Erica Nicole is an accomplished entrepreneur, entrepreneurship expert, international keynote speaker, syndicated columnist and philanthropist. As a renowned serial entrepreneur, Erica leads a diverse business portfolio across digital media, national speaking, global business development, and electronic equipment industries.

Hailed by Visa Business as an industry thought leader, she has delivered keynote speeches at prestigious Ivy League universities and consulted Fortune 500 companies on the Voice of the Small Business Owner. Erica has been tapped as a judge for Start-Up Chile, one of the world’s most prestigious global accelerator programs and she has served as an esteemed judge for the 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup— the world’s premier student technology competition. Learn more at ericanicole.com.

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