LU Black Alumni Network to host entrepreneurship workshop

On Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m., the Lamar University Black Alumni Network is set to host “Entrepreneurship 101,” a virtual workshop that aims to educate Black LU alumni on how to start and manage a successful business. 

“This event will be catered to LU alumni who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur or are already managing a small business,” said Ashley Toliver ’17, an organizer of the event. “Our goal is to equip alumni with necessary tools to sustain a successful business and provide business tips and insight catered to their black-alumni-networkspecific industry.”

The event also will feature an alumni panel with guest speakers Dorwin Samuel ’08, owner of popular Houston lounge Bar 2200, and Nicholas Rolling ’10, owner of Rolling Motors, an automobile dealership also located in Houston.

“The panel will consist of Lamar University graduates who are running successful businesses,” Toliver said. “Their years of experience operating a business will range from five to 15 or more years."

The “Entrepreneurship 101” workshop is the first of a three-part professional development series and is free and open to all Black Lamar University alumni and members of the network. Those wishing to attend the virtual event can contact the network to RSVP and use the Zoom meeting I.D.: 513-588-8665; and password:77023.

About the LU Black Alumni Network:

The Lamar University Black Alumni Network, chartered in 2021, exists to cultivate an environment where Black Alumni can be celebrated, connected, and supported throughout their lifetime. The Black Alumni Network unites the presence of alumni and students of the LU community through efforts with the Office of Alumni Affairs, establishing relationships, connections and opportunities for Black alumni and students.

Learn more about the Black Alumni Network