News Menu

News
View Latest Posts
View Subscriptions
Posting Instructions

Active Bloggers

Dixie Somers Dixie Somers
Other College... class of 2004
Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Will Moss Will Moss
Hampton University class of 1995
Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
New York Inst of Tech class of 1997
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
LaMarr Blackmon LaMarr Blackmon
Cal St Univ, Long Beach class of 1992

Talladega College Holds Talk With Billionaire Mark Cuban

Talladega College Holds Talk With Billionaire Mark Cuban
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on April 01, 2021

TALLADEGA, AL – Talladega College students, faculty, and staff participated in a virtual meeting with billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban on March 29, 2021. Mr. Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is a media proprietor and the primary investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank.

Mr. Cuban talked about experiences that shaped his life and urged prospective entrepreneurs to select businesses that will “leverage your unique skill sets.” He also stated, “You’ve got to put in the effort. You’ve got to be able to prepare.”

During the presentation, Talladega College senior Kamari McHenry asked questions about Mr. Cuban’s successful business endeavors and the experiences that helped him to excel. After the event, Kamari stated, “I was happy to be a part of the virtual experience today with Mark Cuban. He gave our students and me some wonderful advice. He let me know the sky is the limit. I can do anything with hard work.”

Mass Media Studies Chair Dr. Luis Almeida, who arranged the event, stated, “Having Mark Cuban come into my classroom at Talladega was a wonderful opportunity for students. He helped them to understand the importance of entrepreneurship and realize that, after graduation, they can create their own jobs.”

During the presentation, Talladega College President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins stated that Mr. Cuban’s “passion, confidence, poise, and drive” are among the keys to his success. Dr. Hawkins also noted that similarities between Mr.



Cuban’s story of starting out with little and building a fortune to the experiences he had when he became president of the college in 2008. There were barely over 300 students at the time. With hard work and perseverance, the college doubled enrollment from approximately 300 to 601 students in one semester and a major campus transformation began.

In January 2019, a 45,000-foot-square-of-the-art residence hall opened. In 2020, two additional facilities opened – the Dr. William R. Harvey Museum of Art, which houses the Amistad Murals, and the Dr. Billy C. Hawkins Student Activity Center. Enrollment recently rose to an all-time high of 1313 students, making the 2020-2021 academic year Talladega’s 3rd consecutive year for record enrollment increases. Talladega College is listed among the Princeton Review’s best colleges in the Southeast and ranked among the U.S. News and World Report’s best National Liberal Arts College, best Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs), and Top Performers on Social Mobility. The College recently launched its first-ever graduate program, an online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems.

About Talladega College
Talladega College, Alabama’s first private historically black college, is consistently, ranked among the best southeastern colleges and top HBCUs in the nation. It was founded in 1867 by two former slaves, Williams Savery and Thomas Tarrant, and is the home of the renowned Hale Woodruff Amistad Murals. For more information, visit www.talladega.edu.

If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Walmart and Walmart.org Increase Access to Educational Opportunities for Black and African Americans
Nathan Associates Inc. is Looking to Hire a Business Development Manager, APPLY NOW!
Looking for New Career Opportunities? Nestlé is HIRING!
Sonja Stills to Become First Female Commissioner in MEAC and HBCU Division I History!
NBA Extends Support of HBCUs to Advance Educational, Career, and Economic Opportunities for Students at All 107 HBCUs
EBONY Magazine Names PVAMU Senior Alexis Vanzandt HBCU STEM Queen
Latest News
First HBCU Ever to Reopen After Closing - Congrats to Lewis College of Business!!!

First HBCU Ever to Reopen After Closing - Congrats to Lewis College of Business!!!

In March 2022, history will be made. Detroit’s Lewis College—a historically Black college that closed in 2013 under financial pressure—will reopen to students. It’s the first time ever that a historic ...more
Will Moss • 176 Views • October 26th, 2021
Walmart and Walmart.org Increase Access to Educational Opportunities for Black and African Americans

Walmart and Walmart.org Increase Access to Educational Opportunities for Black and African Americans

ATLANTA- Walmart Inc. and Walmart.org recently made a joint announcement highlighting three new initiatives aimed at advancing equity in education. These initiatives include monetary investments of $ ...more
Kennedy Williams • 57 Views • October 26th, 2021
NBA Extends Support of HBCUs to Advance Educational, Career, and Economic Opportunities for Students at All 107 HBCUs

NBA Extends Support of HBCUs to Advance Educational, Career, and Economic Opportunities for Students at All 107 HBCUs

The NBA recently announced an extension of its ongoing commitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with new programs designed to create greater opportunity for students and alum ...more
Kennedy Williams • 241 Views • October 25th, 2021
New HBCU-focused platform, powered by CareerBuilder, connects HBCU talent to global career opportunities

New HBCU-focused platform, powered by CareerBuilder, connects HBCU talent to global career opportunities

Apollo HBCUNet is an innovative platform powered by CareerBuilder dedicated to expanding opportunities and access for students and alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities by connecting ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 283 Views • October 22nd, 2021
 The Black In Gaming Foundation to recognize innovative changemakers at Fifth Annual Black In Gaming Awards Show

The Black In Gaming Foundation to recognize innovative changemakers at Fifth Annual Black In Gaming Awards Show

In recognition of the achievements of top Black executives, creators, and developers who have made a significant impact in the video gaming industry, The Black in Gaming Foundation will host its fifth ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 71 Views • October 22nd, 2021
Popular News
Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

While this may not be HBCU related news, as an AFrican American male, I had to share this appalling decision by the Louisiana court system to keep a man in jail with a life sentence for such a petty c ...more
Will Moss • 381,232 Views • August 6th, 2020
Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

On Tuesday Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund stopped by “NewsOne Now” to make a major announcement that could literally change the lives of thousands of HBCU st ...more
Will Moss • 114,864 Views • March 11th, 2015
Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

A blonde woman is going viral this morning, for graduating from A Historically Black College while pledging a Black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. @Blonde_HBCU The woman, an IG ...more
Will Moss • 100,903 Views • November 30th, 2020
Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Harris promises to offer free tuition for low-income students at public and historically Black colleges Democratic VP candidate also pledges to forgive student-loan debt for HBCU graduates who earn ...more
Will Moss • 68,829 Views • September 10th, 2020
Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to  Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

The Student Freedom Initiative announced today a $50 million personal gift from Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. This gift matches the initial fu ...more
Will Moss • 68,459 Views • October 22nd, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!