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Thirty-Four N.C. A&T Students Selected for Exclusive TMCF Leadership Institute

10/15/2019 Students

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Oct. 15, 2019) – The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has selected 34 talented North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students to attend the largest, talent and professional development recruiting conference for students of publicly-supported historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and predominantly black institutions (PBIs) at the award-winning 19th Annual Leadership Institute presented by Wells Fargo. 

N.C. A&T’s participants include:

Aaliyah Wright Dymon Atkinson
Aaron Slater Fabiana Constable
Brionna Johnson LaMiah Tysinger
Ke'Shawn Alexander James McNeill
Adia Smith James Moorman
Adrienne Douglas James Sifford
Cameron Dinkins Marvin Edge
Ki'Yona McClary Joshua McDuffie
Alexandria Irish Joseph Penfield
Brenae Snowden Kayla Moore
Brianna Rascoe Matthew McGill
Kemauri Dunn Reese Bearden
Calvin Pough Simone Douglas
Destiny Ann Brooks Tyreak Carr
Divine Onyemize Tae'lor Jackson
Lauren Moore Zariya Howie
Essence Cain Zaria Henry

These students will attend sessions on financial literacy, personal branding, 21st century skill development, and this year’s Leadership Institute has expanded to include exclusive concurrent professional development immersion programs for additional students like the new cohort of Hennessy Fellows, of which N.C. A&T’s Constable has been named among the 10 inaugural members.

“TMCF prides itself on its commitment to being the premier higher education organization identifying, cultivating and promoting the immensely talented students from schools like North Carolina A&T State University,” said Harry L. Williams, TMCF president and CEO.

A signature component to the Leadership Institute is the recruitment fair that takes place on the final day. After a host of branding and leadership plenary sessions, the students are presented with an opportunity to put their refined skills to the test. In addition to recruitment partners like Wells Fargo, major companies from all sectors, government agencies, and graduate schools are present to identify talent and offer jobs, internships and continuing education opportunities.

The culmination of the conference on Oct. 19, is the 32nd Anniversary Awards Gala where the students will be among 1,600 guests to honor the achievements of A&T’s own Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. and others.

TMCF is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. Member-schools include publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a resource in the K-12 and higher education space.