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Jereon Brown (757) 561-6559
September 20, 2002
DEPUTY SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ADDRESSES NATIONAL
BLACK MBA CONFERENCE
Alphonso Jackson Makes Keynote Remarks on African American Leadership and
NASHVILLE, TN - The National Black MBA Association, the world's largest organization
of black business professionals dedicated to promoting higher education and
entrepreneurship among African Americans, today welcomed the Deputy Secretary
of Housing and Urban Development, Alphonso Jackson as he made keynote remarks
during the group's 24th annual conference at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
Jackson highlighted the Bush Administration's commitment to increasing homeownership,
particularly among minorities, by 5.5 million by the end of the decade. Jackson
also announced that this week the Administration awarded $10.7 million in community
development grants to 22 historically black colleges and universities in 12
"This is indeed a banner week for our organization," said NBMBAA
chair, Alvin Brown. "Not only were we able to present an award to the nation's
top MBA, President Bush earlier this week, but we were also fortunate enough
have Alphonso Jackson, an influential advocate on a range of issues that effect
cities across the country, to share the Administration's vision with us."
"I'm very proud to participate in the National Black MBA Association's
Conference this year," said Jackson. "Their efforts to promote leadership
and increase skills through the conference workshops and Career Fair are critical
to the development of the next generation of talented and successful black executives."
The NBMBAA's two-day Career Fair, one of the highlight's of the weeklong conference,
provides participants the chance to discuss job opportunities with more than
1,000 human resources professionals representing some 300 top corporations.
During the event, held Thursday and Friday, corporations have the opportunity
to recruit the nation's top candidates for business and technical jobs.
The National Black MBA Association, headquartered in Chicago, has more than
6,000 members and represents more than 95,000 MBA graduates. The association
has 39 chapters in the United States, a sister organization in the United Kingdom
and a growing presence in Europe. Since its inception in 1970, the not-for-profit
business organization has become the premier organization for tapping black
executive talent, championing black business professional development and promoting
black career advancement.
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