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Bass Public Affairs Opens Applications for Spring 2024 Humphrey-Pinkston Fellows Program

Washington /November 6, 2023/ BPALiveWire – Bass Public Affairs (BPA) is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the Spring 2024 class of the Humphrey-Pinkston Fellows Program. This visionary initiative is designed to offer exclusive mentorship and reverse mentoring experiences to students currently enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), highlighting the unique strengths of American Exceptionalism.

The Humphrey-Pinkston Fellows Program, established by Bass Public Affairs, is committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders by providing talented students from HBCUs with the opportunity to connect with experienced professionals in their field of interest.

"As an HBCU alum from Fisk University, I am delighted to open the applications for the Spring 2024 class of the Humphrey-Pinkston Fellows Program," said Bass Wilbon, co-founder of BPA. "Our family has a long-standing commitment to HBCUs, and this fellowship is a tangible way to showcase the incredible students attending HBCus."

Key program features include:

  • Mentorship: Each fellow will be paired with a seasoned public affairs professional who will provide guidance, share knowledge, and help them navigate their career paths.

  • Reverse Mentoring: Fellows will also have the chance to provide reverse mentoring to BPA's experienced team members, corporate executive, elected officials and community leaders. They will share their unique perspectives and innovative ideas.

  • Networking: Fellows will gain access to a wide network of influential professionals in the public affairs sector.

  • Educational Workshops: The program will include workshops and seminars on various aspects of public affairs, public relations, communications, and branding.

  • Community Engagement: As one of BPA’s founding principles is community empowerment, fellows will have opportunities to engage in meaningful community projects.

Interested students are encouraged to apply for the Spring 2024 class of the Humphrey-Pinkston Fellows Program by submitting their applications online through the BPA website The application deadline is March 1, 2024.

About Bass Public Affairs:

Bass Public Affairs (BPA) is a distinguished Washington, D.C.-based public affairs firm founded in 2007 by sisters Dee Dee Bass Wilbon and Deana Bass Williams. Specializing in influencing public discourse, BPA collaborates with diverse organizations and individuals. They work to advance free market principles and freedom of speech in the public square.


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