"Pursuit of Happyness" Author To Speak at Mentor Tech Banquet, Presidential Lecture
& Performance Series Event
April 25, 2007
News advisory for Christopher Gardner's speaking engagements at Texas Tech.
WHO: Christopher Gardner
WHAT: Media availability
WHEN: Today and Thursday (April 25 and 26)
WHERE: Mentor Tech Banquet at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Banquet Hall. Presidential Lecture & Performance Series at 2 p.m. April 26 in lecture
hall 202 of the Rawls College of Business Administration Building
EVENT: The Rawls College of Business Administration, the Office of Institutional Diversity
and its Mentor Tech program together with the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
will co-host a lecture by Christopher Gardner, best-selling author and CEO of his
own brokerage firm.
A series of circumstances in the 1980s left Gardner and his toddler son homeless in
San Francisco. Without connections or a college degree, he earned a spot in the Dean
Witter Reynolds training program, and then became a top earner at Bear Stearns & Co.
Gardner’s book recently was made into a movie with Oscar-nominated Will Smith playing
To organize an interview with Gardner or for more information on the banquet, contact
CONTACT: Cory S. Powell, associate director, Mentor Tech Mentoring Program, Texas
Tech University, (806) 742-8692, firstname.lastname@example.org.