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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Selects 12 Morgan State University Students To Attend Exclusive Leadership Institute Conference

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) selected 12 students from Morgan State University to attend the 18th Annual Leadership Institute (LI) conference presented by Wells Fargo. This event is one of the largest, most exclusive, talent and development recruiting conferences for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs).

The 12 Morgan students selected include:

Acia Sands

Christopher Sudler

Esther Sakyi

Halim Joseph

Naimat Ajilore

Kennard Johnston

Tenee Blackett

Abdulganiyu Ajilore

Michael McDonald

Oyare Victor Oko

Thailaya Berry

The four-day award-winning conference will be held Friday, October 26 – Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC. LI is designed to develop the hand-picked scholars’ leadership skills, provide companies access to a talented and diverse student population, and help students make meaningful connections that lead to successful internships, fellowships, and careers at Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

One of the highlights of the conference is the recruitment fair where Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and graduate program representatives identify top talent and offer jobs, internships and continuing education opportunities. The conference is made up of more than 1,000 attendees including 400 plus HBCU and PBI students and 600-corporate, government, and graduate program partners, speakers and recruiters.

Black Enterprise Magazine will serve as the 2018 LI media partner highlighting the main focus areas of the conference: financial literacy, personal branding, 21st Century skill development, and leadership.  Through a host of plenary sessions and, experiences the students will be exposed to critical insights and techniques to help them achieve success in the next phase of their lives as students and future graduates.

“No other organization in the higher education and talent development space provides Corporate America and government entities with such a diverse, high-quality talent pool of HBCU and PBI students in one place,” said Dr. Harry L. Williams, TMCF president & CEO. “We appreciate our presenting partner Wells Fargo and all of our recruitment partners who are investing not only in TMCF, but in the future corporate, government and global leaders from Morgan State University.”

On the final evening of Leadership Institute, student attendees will be able to attend TMCF’s 31st Anniversary Awards Gala on October 29, 2018.

ABOUT THE THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND (TMCF)

Established in 1987, 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 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80% 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.

TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF, visit: www.tmcf.org.

Media Contact:
Paris Dennard, for TMCF
tmcfpress@tmcf.org

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