On a recent trip to visit extended family, Cjala Surratt ’22, founder of the Black Citizens Brigade, was presented with a gift—her late grandmother’s boiler room jacket. Surratt’s grandmother had been a ship-fitter in Norfolk, Virginia, and the clothing item…
Stith invited to White House Summit on Entrepreneurship for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Whitman School of Management Dean Melvin T. Stith ’73, G’77 has been invited to attend the White House Summit on Entrepreneurship for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) on April 16 in Washington, D.C.
The White House, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Department of Education have partnered to create awareness and increase entrepreneurial services to minority serving two- and four-year institutions.
Leaders from HBCU, MSI, government experts and business owners will explore opportunities and support solutions to existing economic challenges within these underserved communities. Participants also are being asked to share strategies that are working their communities.
The event will be held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House.