Pitt to Host Conference for Underrepresented Students

Issue Date: 
January 26, 2009

The University of Pittsburgh is once again hosting the annual Minorities in Pittsburgh Conference (MIP), which provides underrepresented students with the opportunity to network and interact with corporate sponsors. The event will be held Feb. 6-7 at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

The conference—hosted by the College of Business Administration’s Roberto Clemente Minority Business Association (RCMBA)—will feature keynote speaker Farrah Gray. Raised in the projects of Chicago’s South Side, Gray worked his way out of poverty by founding and operating several business ventures. He was a millionaire at age 14 when his company, Farr-Out Foods, generated orders exceeding $1.5 million. Ebony magazine recognized Gray when he was 21-years-old as an entrepreneurial icon, and the National Urban League’s Urban Influence magazine named him one of the most influential Black men in America.

RCMBA is dedicated to providing its members with resources for professional development through events such as the MIP conference. To attend, register online at www.pitt.edu/~sorc/rcmba/mip/mip.html.