MEDIA ADVISORY: 'Apprentice's' Randal Pinkett visits MSU

Contact: Phil Hearn

The fourth-season winner of the television show "The Apprentice," Randal Pinkett, will visit Mississippi State University Thursday [Oct. 19].

Pinkett will be playing the role of celebrity business tycoon Donald Trump during a 2 p.m. program in Rogers Auditorium at McCool Hall. He will be "hiring" and "firing" student teams based on their business plan presentations.

While the McCool program is not a public event, interested members of the media are invited to attend.

Later, at 7 p.m. in Humphrey Coliseum, Pinkett will discuss the popular show and advise students on how to be a chief executive officer in college and in their future careers.

Pinkett's visit is sponsored by the university's Thad Cochran Entrepreneurship Endowment program in the Bagley College of Engineering.

For more information on Pinkett or to learn more about the entrepreneurship program, contact Gerald Nelson at (662) 325-8423 or visit www.tcee.msstate.edu/news.html.

For more information about Mississippi State University, see http://www.msstate.edu/.

Fri, 10/13/2006 - 05:00