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From L to R: Taylor Ford, Drake Dais; Damon Westray; Tirhas Woldemariam; Mya Reeves Brandon Evans; Tamia Marrow; Morgan Hinton; Jordyn Weaver John Leftwich; Hollan Strepay; Miriam Duen; John Tate Cedric Smith; Tierney Bates, Advisor; Ja’Von Williams; Jaylan Squire; William Moultrie, Advisor
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Approximately 19 North Carolina Central University (NCCU) students were selected to participate in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)’s 18th Annual Leadership Institute conference presented by Wells Fargo. The institute is one of the largest talent development recruiting conferences for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs). 

NCCU students joined over 400 students at the four-day conference held Oct. 26-30, in Washington, D.C. The group enhanced leadership skills and developed relationships with representatives from Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies. 

The students selected were: Jameerah Ali, senior, accounting and finance major; Lyndon Bowen, senior, computer science and business major; Drake Dais, junior, business administration major; Miriam Duen, senior, criminal justice major; Brandon Evans, senior, political science major; Taylor Ford, junior, business administration major; Morgan Hinton, junior, business administration major; Tamia Marrow, sophomore, business administration major; Mya Reeves, junior, marketing major; Cedric Smith, senior, computer science and business major; Jaylan Squire, senior, business administration major; Hollan Strepay, sophomore, business management major; John Tate, senior, pharmaceutical sciences major; Jordyn Weaver, senior, family and consumer sciences major; Damon Westray, junior, criminal justice major; and Ja’Von Williams, senior, business administration major.

“I was excited to attend the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute to enhance my skills and interact with other HBCU students,” said Jordyn Weaver. “Being an NCCU student has led to many opportunities I could have never imagined that have prepared me for life after graduation.”

Masters of business administration candidates joining the group included: John Leftwich, Genadious Winston and Tirhas Woldemariam.

“I was truly honored to represent NCCU at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute,” said Genadious Winston. “NCCU has provided me with career guidance, professional development and transferable skills needed to be successful.”

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the black college community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported HBCUs and PBIs, enrolling nearly 80 percent of all students attending black colleges and universities. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the PK-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.


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