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Report Released: National HBCU Conference Launch Pad for Entrepreneurs

August 17, 2011

(LANHAM, Md.) – Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated (DST) today announced that it is making available its Alabama State University-Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Conference white paper. The report addresses outcomes from the Conference held on March 7-10, 2011.

Alabama State University-Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Conference white paper

The entrepreneurship conference goal was to serve as a launching board for economic development initiatives benefiting HBCUs and ultimately our great nation.  Leaders attending the first Alabama State University HBCU Conference cited entrepreneurship, innovation, and global development as the keys to future growth and development of the nation's economy—and of African-American wealth building, in particular.

Highlights covered in the report include:

  • Impetus for the Conference
  • Entrepreneurship mindset
  • Globalization of the economy
  • Collaboration across the academies
  • Government and industry involvement
  • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

For a copy of the report, go to  

The second National Alabama State University HBCU Conference is March 5-7, 2012.  The theme is Entrepreneurship: Transforming Education, Government and Industry. The goals of the conference are to enable attendees the opportunity to learn about business development, entrepreneurship, grants, contracting and fellowships.

About Alabama State University
Alabama State University, founded in 1867, offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from its historic teacher education program to its new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology  and minor in international business.  The more than 5,600 students who attend ASU are as diverse as its academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom.

About Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated (DST)
Founded in 1994, DST is a global company whose employees provide a full spectrum of professional services in Information Technology, Aviation Management, Logistics and Operations, Management Support, and Scientific and Technology Support that result in cost-effective solutions of strategic value to our customers, government and commercial clients worldwide. The company is ISO 9001: 2008 certified, has a top secret facility clearance, and is veteran- and women-owned. For more information go to the website at
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Tammi L. Thomas, Vice President for Strategic Management
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