N.C. A&T’s Constable Chosen For Inaugural Hennessy Fellows Cohort


N.C. A&T’s Constable Chosen For Inaugural Hennessy Fellows Cohort

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (July 30, 2019) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Fabiana Constable has been named among 10 inaugural members of the Hennessey Fellows cohort.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Hennessy announced the selection of the cohort of the newly formed Hennessy Fellows, high-potential MBA graduate students specifically chosen from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) based on high achievement.

Constable, a College of Business and Economics (COBE) student, joins three fellows each from Florida A&M, Howard and Morgan State universities who were selected after an exhaustive application process.

“We are very proud of Fabiana and excited about our partnership with TMCF and Hennessy,” said Dr. Eric Gladney, COBE associate dean and MBA director.  

The Hennessy Fellows is an annual graduate program that provides soft skill resources, corporate development experiences and financial assistance. Fellows will spend a week in New York City for an intense executive boot camp experience where they will focus on specific competency areas such as leadership, communication, executive presence, accountability, influence and business acumen. Sessions will be led by Hennessy executives, industry leaders, and influencers who will provide interactive lectures, simulations and executive coaching.

In addition, each fellow will receive up to $20,000 per academic year, a $10,000 annual stipend for other educational expenses, an opportunity to compete for a community-related project grant up to $10,000 and access to online training forums, boot camps, networking events and professional development experiences.

“This impressive group of future C-Suite executives will have the opportunity to learn and be mentored by some of the best in the business in Corporate America,” said Harry L. Williams, TMCAF president and CEO. “Our partnership with Hennessy is singularly devoted to our graduate HBCU students making our Hennessy Fellows the new symbol of success.”

Hennessy Fellows is made possible by a $10 million commitment from Hennessy into TMCF over the next 10 years. This groundbreaking graduate scholarship initiative is designed to equip the next generation of African American leaders through financial assistance, access to training and professional development experiences and real-world skill application. The program is intended to play a critical role in building the pipeline of diverse, executive talent. Failure to develop essential levels of competence, credibility and confidence early on can jeopardize future advancement of minorities, according to “Breaking Through: The Making of Minority Executives in Corporate America.”

Established in 1987, TMCF is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. Member-schools include publicly-supported HBCUs and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80% of all students attending black colleges and universities.

Hennessy is imported and distributed in the U.S. by Moët Hennessy USA. The Maison Hennessy brand is present in more than 130 countries.