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“The Apprentice” winner Dr. Randal Pinkett to Speak about Leadership – April 7

Pinkett to lead panel discussion with local business leaders at 4 p.m. and then lecture at 7 p.m.

Bethlehem, Pa., April 3, 2008— Dr. Randal Pinkett, winner of the fourth season of Donald Trump’s television show The Apprentice, will join local business leaders for a panel discussion at Moravian College regarding leadership and overcoming obstacles on Monday, April 7 at 4 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building. This event is open to the public.  Tickets can be purchased for $25 by filling out a form through the Moravian College Leadership Center.  For more information contact the Leadership Center at 610-861-1509.  A limited amount of tickets will be available the day of the event. This event is co-sponsored by The Career Center, Sodexo, CEO Club, MetLife, Greg Lauray CPAs, and ODK.

Pinkett will also deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. for students and the community.  The public is welcome to attend the program. Tickets for the 7 p.m. community lecture are $10. For information, call 610-861-1365.

Pinkett has established himself as a scholar, entrepreneur and leader. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar management, technology and policy consulting services firm based in Newark, NJ, that works with corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.  Pinkett, who was born in Philadelphia and grew up in East Windsor, New Jersey, holds five degrees which include a B.S. in electrical engineering from Rutgers University where he competed on the track and field team as a high jumper and long jumper; a M.S. in computer science from the University of Oxford in England; and a M.S. in electrical engineering, M.B.A., and Ph.D. from MIT.

A sought after public speaker for corporate, youth and community groups, Pinkett has been featured on nationally televised programs such as The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, and CNN, as well as featured in Parade magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. He has also re-appeared on The Apprentice as a boardroom advisor.  A published writer and academic scholar, his first book, Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur's Guide to Launching a Multimillion-Dollar Business, was released in February 2007. That same year he also released the audio book, The No-Money Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash. In addition to more than 20 papers and articles Pinkett has authored chapters in five other books.  He is currently co-authoring a book with his Rutgers roommate and business partner, Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, tentatively entitled, Black Faces in White Places, which chronicles their experiences as African Americans who have successfully navigated predominantly white institutions.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.