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JCSU and BB&T Free Enterprise and Capitalism Luncheon Held

Charlotte, N.C. (March 18, 2013) – Dr. Daniel J. Mitchell, senior fellow at the CATO institute in Washington D.C., addressed a roomful of students, faculty and staff from Johnson C. Smith University and BB&T executives on the topic of moral and economic case for limited government spending at last week’s Free Enterprise and Capitalism luncheon. Mitchell is touted as one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of fiscal policy and government spending. He stressed to students the importance of recognizing how they can shape the economy by being future leaders of the capitalist free market.

The sixth annual BB&T sponsored event held at Hilton Charlotte Center City was established to define the roles of capitalists and entrepreneurs in the current economic climate.  

Dr. Pat Roberson-Saunders, former BB&T endowed professor and retired chair of the Department of Business Administration and Economics at Johnson C. Smith University, was honored for her years of service to this initiative. The event offers students an opportunity to gain expertise and  understand complex economic ideas and issues in the current economy.

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 23 fields of study to more than 1,600 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit or follow the university on social media sites Facebook , Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and  

Jennifer Gaskins
Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing


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