Standing at left, Karl Mitchell (Economics) moderated the panel on Overcoming Challenges as a Black Entrepreneur.
On October 6, QC hosted the 18th annual BMI Conference: Legacy Building through Business and Entrepreneurship. Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado, President Frank H. Wu, and Project ExCEL Executive Director and Academic Advisor Rajiv Singh were among the speakers at the plenary session. The panel on Overcoming Challenges as a Black Entrepreneur, moderated by Karl Mitchell (Economics), included Reginald Wills ’22, co-founder of Collabiversity, which took first place in the network round of the national Blackstone LaunchPad Business Ideas Competition, under the category of Social and Climate Impact (see QView 150).
The CUNY BMI Career and Internship Fair, organized in collaboration with the Queens College Office of Career Engagement and Internships, debuted at this conference.
In Washington, DC, I visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Afterward, a former academic colleague invites me to an event where I meet with the mayor, the chancellor, the WTU president, and other dignitaries.
Congratulations to my niece – the valedictorian!
In her next chapter – the university student – she plans to double major in computer science and design.
More about her: She is a talented saxophone player, a star left fielder in softball, and fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Spanish, and Hebrew, besides her academic excellence.