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Alcorn State University to host Minority Vendor Expo

Alcorn State, Miss. (September 16, 2013) - Alcorn State University and WhereToGo411.com will host the Minority Vendor Expo: Connecting Suppliers and Buyers 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, October 1 at the Center for Ecology and National Resources on the University’s Lorman campus.

Businesses at the expo will have the opportunity to promote their products and services with Alcorn’s decision-makers while learning more about the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s Minority Economic Opportunity Initiative and IHL’s partnership with WhereToGo411.com.

“Alcorn is elated to support this initiative,” stated Carolyn DuPre', vice president for Fiscal Affairs. “We are cordially inviting all minority vendors to participate and learn about the process of doing business with the University.”

This event will help create a more diverse pool of vendors for Alcorn and assist in our community outreach, paving the way for additional dollars going to Mississippi businesses and local communities.

Businesses should register for this event at WhereToGo411.com.

Attendee Benefits:

One-on-one matchmaking

 A jumpstart on upcoming projects

No-cost networking and joint venture opportunities

Information about Alcorn’s purchasing process

Knowledge about doing business with various departments

Alcorn State University was the first Mississippi Public University to form a partnership with WhereToGo411.com. "This speaks volumes about the university's leadership and commitment to utilizing innovative tools to diversify their procurement chain," said Kathy Times, WhereToGo411.com's vice president. "The vendor expo is a great opportunity for Alcorn alumni and disadvantaged businesses to get in the door, and we urge them to take advantage of this unique initiative."

For more information, contact ASU Purchasing Director Ms. Mertha George at (601)-877-6154.


Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally competitive leaders, and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships that benefit the surrounding communities, state, nation, and world.