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Announcements

Below you will find announcements for 2000.

Friday, December 15, 2000

EBONY Magazine Recognized Randal Pinkett as one of their "30 Leaders of the Future" under 30

CHICAGO, IL (December 15, 2000)-- Every year, EBONY Magazine chooses their "30 Leaders of the Future" under the age of 30. Randal Pinkett, President and CEO of MBS Educational Services & Training, and a Ph.D. candidate at MIT, was recongized among this years cohort (January 2001 issue) for his accomplishments as a Rhodes Scholar, entreprenuer and graduate student. According to EBONY, "they're young – 30 and under – gifted and Black, and they hit the ground running in the new century." EBONY, the No. 1 African-American magazine in the world, is not just another magazine, it's a way of life. EBONY was founded 60 years ago, with the first issue being published in November 1945, to offer new hope in a world that showed few positive images of African-Americans. The magazine's over 12 million monthly readers don't just read EBONY, they live it. Between each and every page, the magazine is full of information to enrich, encourage and enlighten the entire family. EBONY offers fresh, exciting images and perspectives on the new Black America and remains the only Black general interest and major monthly magazine that covers all of Black America.

Fore more information visit: http://www.ebony.com


Sunday, November 5, 2000

The Boston Globe Recognizes the Creating Community Connections Project

BOSTON, MA (November 5, 2000) -- The front page of The Boston Globe recognizes the Creating Community Connections Project, a comprehensive effort to use information and communications technology to improve the quality of life for low- to moderate-income residents residing in a housing development in Roxbury, MA. The project represents a unique community-university partnership between the Camfield Tenants Associatoin (CTA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The principal investigators for the project are Randal Pinkett, a Ph.D. candidate in the Epistemology and Learning Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, and Richard O'Bryant, a Ph.D. candidate in the Planning Support Systems Group in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. The project is also supported by the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Hewlett-Packard Company, RCN, Microsoft, ArsDigita, Lucent Technologies, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Institute for African-American Electronic Commerce (iAAEC), Youth Build of Boston, and the William Monroe Trotter Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.. With these resources, a community technological infrastructure has been established at Camfield Estates consisting of a computer and a high-speed Internet connection in each unit, coupled with comprehensive training at a community technology center on the premises, amd a web-based community building system.

For more information visit: http://www.camfieldestates.net or
http://www.camfieldestates.net/images/bostonglobe.html


Monday, October 9, 2000

U.S. Department of Commerce Selects Randal Pinkett as Speaker for National Conference

ARLINGTON, VA (October 9, 2000) -- The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in the U.S. Department of Commerce has selected MIT's Randal Pinkett as a speaker for this year's "Networks for People" conference. The conference is geared toward participants in the NTIA's Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) and will be held at the Crystal City Hilton Hotel in Arlington, VA, on October 30-31, 2000. The Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) is a highly-competitive, merit-based grant program that brings the benefits of digital network technologies to communities throughout the United States. TOP awards matching grants to public and non-profit organizations to demonstrate practical applications of telecommunications and information technologies. A number of TOP grantees have received national and international awards for their creative and productive approaches to using the tools of information technology to address critical community problems.

For more information visit: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/top/


Thursday, September 14, 2000

MBS Educational Services & Training to Facilitate Leadership Workshop at the National Black MBA Association Annual Conference and Exposition

CHICAGO, IL (September 14, 2000) -- MBS Educational Services & Training will facilitate a workshop at the National Black MBA Association's (NBMBAA) Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, October 2-7, 2000, on the topic of "Leadership and Management in the Workplace". Randal Pinkett will be among those representing the firm, which is committed to providing the highest caliber training and development for students, emerging and seasoned professionals. Pinkett is the President and CEO of MBS Educational Services & Training, a company he co-founded with Lawrence Hibbert, Dallas Grundy, Jeffrey Robinson, and Aldwyn Porter, all college classmates at Rutgers University. The NBMBAA's vision is to be an organization which leads in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for Blacks. The organization's mission, as a professional membership organization of Black graduates with MBAs, advanced degrees, and entrepreneurs, is to increase the number as well as the diversity of successful Blacks in the business community by:
(1) providing innovative programs to stimulate their intellectual and economic growth, (2) building partnerships with key stakeholders who help facilitate this growth, and (3) increasing awareness and facilitating access to graduate management education programs and career opportunities in management fields.

For more information visit: http://www.nbmbaa.org/


Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Congressional Black Caucus and the National Society of Black Engineers Choose Randal Pinkett as Moderator for Digital Divide Forum

WASHINGTON, DC (August 23, 2000) -- At this yeaer's Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will host the CBC/NSBE T.O.R.C.H. Forum and Reception to highlight the "digital divide." Randal Pinkett has been chosen as moderator for the marquis panel discussion, along with the following panelists: B. Keith Fulton, Executive Director of Corporate Outreach, America Online; Maureen Lewis, Director, Minority Telecommunications Development Program, National Telecommunications Infrastructure Administration, US Department of Commerce; Dixie Garr, Vice President, Customer Success Engineering, Cisco Systems, Inc; Holly Carter, Ph.D., Executive Director, New Deal Foundation; and Dwight Singleton, Board of Education, District of Columbia Public Schools. The Congressional Black Caucus was conceived by nine founding members in 1969 and was activated by 13 courageous African Americans who served in the United States Congress in
1971 to provide a unified voice for equality and justice for all people, especially African Americans. The current members of the CBC are committed to continuing the legacy, mission and work of our founding members. NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.NSBE is comprised of more than 270 chapters on college and university campuses, 75 Alumni Extension chapters nationwide and 75 Pre-College chapters.

For more information on the Congressional Black Caucus visit: http://www.congressionalblackcaucus.net/
For more information on the National Society of Black Engineers visit: http://www.nsbe.org


Saturday, July 15, 2000

Black Enterprise Magazine's "30 Leaders for the Future" Issue Spotlights Randal Pinkett

NEW YORK, NY (July 15, 2000) -- The August 2000 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine, "Fast Forward >> 30 Leaders for the Future," spotlights Randal Pinkett, Ph.D. candidate at MIT and President and CEO of MBS Educational Services & Training. In the article, Pinkett comments on the importance of building institutions in the African American community. "The challenge of our generation is to leverate those opportunities that our parents and their parents opened for us as a means to social, economic and political power," Pinkett says, "We have to pool our resources together and build our own institutions." Black Enterprise is the premier business news source for African Americans. Since 1970, the magazine has chronicled the growth of the black business market, providing essential business information and advice for professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and decision-makers. Black Enterprise provides a solid foundation for professional and personal success. Each month, the magazine's departments offer more than 4 million readers information on a wide range of topics, from business news and entrepreneurship to ideas on how to enjoy leisure time.

For more information visit: http://www.blackenterprise.com


Thursday, July 6, 2000

MBS Educational Services & Training to Present Networking Workshop to Corning Incorporated Employees

CORNING, NY (July 6, 2000) -- On July 27, 2000, MBS Educational Services & Training will present a workshop to employees at Corning Incorporated in Corning, NY on the topic of "Networking for Success in Corporate America". Randal Pinkett will be among those representing the firm, which is committed to providing the highest caliber training and development for students, emerging and seasoned professionals. Pinkett is the President and CEO of MBS Educational Services & Training, a company he co-founded with Lawrence Hibbert, Dallas Grundy, Jeffrey Robinson, and Aldwyn Porter, all college classmates at Rutgers University. Corning has a proud history of enriching people’s lives through research and technological innovation. For over 150 years, we have developed life-changing innovations including the glass for Edison's light bulb, ultra-thin glass for Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays (AMLCDs), ceramic substrates for diesel and automotive emissions control, and the first commercially viable, low-loss fiber for use in telecommunications. With research centers and manufacturing locations around the world, the Corning team consists of approximately 25,000 employees worldwide.

For more information visit: http://www.corning.com


Tuesday, July 4, 2000

MBS Educational Services & Training Contracts with General Motors Corporation to Promote Mentoring

AUBURN HILLS, MI (July 4, 2000) -- MBS Educational Services & Training has contracted to provide "Effective Mentoring" courses for managers and employees at General Motors Corporation (GM) from July 25-27, 2000, in Auburn Hilll, MI. This is part of a series of workshops that MBS will facilitate at GM locations throughout the yeaer at other GM locations. Randal Pinkett will be among those representing the firm, which is committed to providing the highest caliber training and development for students, emerging and seasoned professionals. Pinkett is the President and CEO of MBS Educational Services & Training, a company he co-founded with Lawrence Hibbert, Dallas Grundy, Jeffrey Robinson, and Aldwyn Porter, all college classmates at Rutgers University. General Motors Corporation, the world’s largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader since 1931. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 317,000 people around the world. It has manufacturing operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in 200 countries. In 2004, GM sold nearly 9 million cars and trucks globally, up 4 percent and the second-highest total in the company’s history. GM’s global headquarters are at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit.

For more information visit: http://www.gm.com


Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Sarnoff Corporation Asks Minorities in Engineering Program Alum, Dr. Randal Pinkett to Address 2000 Graduates

PRINCETON, NJ (May 17, 2000) -- The Sarnoff Corporation has asked Dr. Randal Pinkett, a 1986 participant in their Minoritries in Engineering (MEP) program, to address the 2002 program graduates. The program dinner will be held on June 6, 2000, at 7:00 pm, at Sarnoff's headquarters in Princeton, NJ. The fundamental intent of the program is to provide minority students from local high schools, with an aptitude in mathematics and science, with an understanding and appreciation of an engineer's work and routine, so that he or she can make an informed choice about the engineering profession. Sarnoff Corporation has always affirmed and demonstrated a deep commitment to the education of youth at all stages of their social and intellectual growth. For 25 years, the flagshgip of Sarnoff's educational programs has been MEP–the Minorities in Engineering Program. Sarnoff Corporation, formerly the central research laboratory for RCA, has participated in the MEP program since its inception in 1975. MEP continued at Sarnoff after the merger between RCA and General Electric in 1986. When Sarnoff became an independent client-supported reseaerch facility and a subsidiary of SRI International in 1987, MEP became the first program to be sponsored by the new company.

For more information visit: http://www.sarnoff.com/careers/dmep.asp


Monday, May 15, 2000

PNC Bank Hires MBS Educational Services & Training to Help Employees Maximize the Corporate Experience

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 15, 2000) -- MBS Educational Services & Training will present a seminar on the topic of "Maximizing the Corporate Experience" for PNC Bank summer interns including undergraduate students and MBA candidates on June 5, 2000. Randal Pinkett will be among those representing the firm, which is committed to providing the highest caliber training and development for students, emerging and seasoned professionals. Pinkett is the President and CEO of MBS Educational Services & Training, a company he co-founded with Lawrence Hibbert, Dallas Grundy, Jeffrey Robinson, and Aldwyn Porter, all college classmates at Rutgers University. PNC Bank provides deposit, lending, cash, management and investment services to 2.3 million consumer and small business customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and the District of Columbia. Products and services offered to PNC's customers include checking, savings and money market accounts; certificates of deposit; personal and business loans; cash management, collection and payment services; and investment and insurance services.

For more information visit: http://www.pnc.com


Thursday, April 27, 2000

MBS Educational Services & Training Teaches Effective Mentoring at Lucent Technologies

CONCORD, MA (April 27, 2000) -- MBS Educational Services & Training will teach an "Effective Mentoring" course for managers and employees at Lucent Technologies in Concord, MA, on May 18, 2000. Randal Pinkett will be among those representing the firm, which is committed to providing the highest caliber training and development for students, emerging and seasoned professionals. Pinkett is the President and CEO of MBS Educational Services & Training, a company he co-founded with Lawrence Hibbert, Dallas Grundy, Jeffrey Robinson, and Aldwyn Porter, all college classmates at Rutgers University. Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent's customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide.

For more information visit: http://www.lucent.com


Friday, March 31, 2000

Association of Independent Schools of New England Selects Randal Pinkett as Opening Speaker for Students of Color Conference

WELLESLEY, MA (March 31, 2000) -- The Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) has selected Randal Pinkett, President and CEO of MBS Educational Services & Training, as the opening speaker for this year's Students of Color Conference on April 15, 2000, in Wellesley, MA. AISNE provides services to members, promotes educational leadership and advocates for the independence of member schools and the value of independent education. Membership is open to any elementary or secondary school which is not-for-profit, nondiscriminatory, governed by a board of directors, and fiscally sound. Potential new members must have been, or be willing to be, accredited through AISNE (elementary schools only) or the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (all schools).

For more information visit: http://www.aisne.org


Thrusday, January 27, 2000

MBS Educational Services & Training to Offer Networking Seminar at Raytheon Corporation

WALTHAM, MA (January 27, 2000) -- MBS Educational Services & Training will offer a "Networking for Success" seminar for managers and employees at Raytheon Corporation in Waltham, MA, on February 17, 2000. The seminar is sponsored by the Raytheon Black Employees Network (RAYBEN). Randal Pinkett will be among those representing the firm, which is committed to providing the highest caliber training and development for students, emerging and seasoned professionals. Pinkett is the President and CEO of MBS Educational Services & Training, a company he co-founded with Lawrence Hibbert, Dallas Grundy, Jeffrey Robinson, and Aldwyn Porter, all college classmates at Rutgers University. Raytheon is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business aviation and special mission aircraft. The company's vision is to be the most admired defense and aerospace systems supplier through world-class people and technology.

For more information visit: http://www.raytheon.com


Monday, January 3, 2000

MBS Educational Services & Training to Offer Mentoring Course at Infineum Corporation

LINDEN, NJ (January 3, 2000) -- MBS Educational Services & Training will offer a "Mentoring for Success" course for managers and employees at Infineum Corporation in Linden, NJ, on January 14, 2000. The seminar will kick-off a company-wide mentoring initiative at Infineum. Randal Pinkett will be among those representing the firm, which is committed to providing the highest caliber training and development for students, emerging and seasoned professionals. Pinkett is the President and CEO of MBS Educational Services & Training, a company he co-founded with Lawrence Hibbert, Dallas Grundy, Jeffrey Robinson, and Aldwyn Porter, all college classmates at Rutgers University. The Infineum Group of Companies is a world-class petroleum additives enterprise.With headquarters in Milton Hill, UK, and with regional business and technology centres in the UK, US and Singapore, Infineum is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of lubricant additives used primarily in automotive, heavy-duty diesel and marine engines, along with additives for fuels and refineries. Its customers are oil companies and other lubricant and fuel marketers.

For more information visit: http://www.infineum.com

 

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