The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will present internationally renowned motivational speaker Eric Thomas at the annual Black History Month assembly.

The free, public event will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the John McLinn Ross theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building.

The doors will open at 10 a.m. The event is sponsored by the UAPB Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, according to a news release.

“Dr. Eric Thomas is a critically acclaimed author, world-renowned speaker, educator, pastor, and Audie Awards Finalist,” according to the release.

“ET, as he is better known, has taken the world by storm, with his creative style and high-energy messages. His words continue to impact tens of millions of people in several hundred countries across the planet. Through a significant social media presence and his recent domestic and international tours, ‘ET, The Hip Hop Preacher’ has become a global phenomenon,” according to the release.

The author is also chief executive officer of his consulting firm, ETA LLC.

Thomas has led his team through the doors of organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Quicken Loans, AT&T, Nike, Under Armour, New Balance, and UPS. He has also consulted for major universities and the major sports teams within the MLB, NBA, NFL and MLS, according to the release.

Following the UAPB assembly, Thomas will sign copies of his book, Secret to Success, in the lobby area of the fine arts building. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, according to the release.

Details: UAPB Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, 870-575-8866.