Executives provide tips to Miller-McCoy seniors

Photo provided by Paul Dauphin -- From left, Morris Blair and Anthony Lockett meet former New Orleans Mayor Sidney Barthelemy. Student TreĀ“ Brown is at right.
Photo provided by Paul Dauphin -- From left, Morris Blair and Anthony Lockett meet former New Orleans Mayor Sidney Barthelemy. Student TreĀ“ Brown is at right.

Graduating seniors at Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business had the opportunity to meet and learn from entrepreneurs and business executives in New Orleans recently and to hear first-hand how successful architects, attorneys and accountants got their start.

On April 8, students visited the offices of HRI Properties in the Hibernia Bank building in downtown New Orleans. Speakers included Sidney Barthelemy, former mayor of New Orleans; Gerald W. Billes, CEO-principal of Billes Partners architectural firm; Dwayne Boudreaux, Circle Food Store owner; Ralph Brennan, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group owner and Miller-McCoy Academy board member; Sean M. Bruno, certified public accountant and owner of a CPA firm; Nathaniel “Nat” Jones, architect-owner of American Drafting Service and Miller-McCoy Academy board member; Coleman Ridley, Jones Walker partner-attorney; Damon Singleton, WDSU-TV meteorologist; and Michael Todd, First NBC Bank business development officer and Miller-McCoy Academy chairman.

Senior week continued Tuesday with a tour of the New Orleans Public Library East New Orleans Branch, where students heard about life on a college campus and completed financial aid applications.

On Wednesday, seniors visited the campus of Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas.

Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business is an open admission, college preparatory school serving grades 5-12 in eastern New Orleans. Miller-McCoy Academy is the only public, all-boys option for parents seeking a gender based structured environment with emphasis on exceptional academics and culture.