Apprentice Winner Visits as Guest Lecturer

Randal D. Pinkett, winner of season four of the hit television show, 'The Apprentice,' will speak to business students on the Texas Tech campus.

Written by Michael Castellon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Nov. 1, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon, michaelcastellon@gmail.com
(806) 742-2136


LUBBOCK – Randal D. Pinkett, winner of season four of the hit television show, "The Apprentice," will speak to business students on the Texas Tech campus.

The presentation is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in LH202 in the Rawls College of Business Administration building.

The lecture will be held during the information systems in business class. It is open to any interested business students.

Pinkett was one of 18 candidates chosen from among 1 million applicants to compete for the opportunity to run one of Donald Trump's companies. He is currently overseeing both renovation and information technology projects for Trump Entertainment Resorts in Atlantic City, N.J.

Prior to participating on “The Apprentice,” Pinkett made history as the first African-American to receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University.

Pinkett gained corporate experience as a Member of Technical Staff at General Electric, AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. He holds five degrees including a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University, which he completed while serving as captain of the men's track and field team as a high jumper and long jumper; a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Oxford in England; a master’s degree in electrical engineering; and a master’s and doctorate degree in business administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Students who are interested in the lecture may contact the Rawls Career Management Center at (806) 742-4530 and reference the Pinkett Lecture.
Also, Pinkett will speak to Lubbock area business men and women at the November Chief Executives’ Roundtable luncheon for the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. The luncheon provides funding for speaker venues for students of the college.
For more information on Pinkett’s visit, or for more information on the CER program send an email inquiry to rawls_inquiry@ttu.edu.
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CONTACT: Randi Rives, PR/alumni relations, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, at (806) 742-3940, or randi.rives@ttu.edu.