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Students Join TMCF Leadership Institute

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November 21, 2019

Seventeen Travel to Washington, D.C.

Seventeen students participated in the recent and popular Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) 2019 Leadership Institute.

The national award-winning Leadership Institute develops 400 students’ leadership skills, creates a community of scholars, provides companies access to a talented and diverse student population, and helps students make connections that lead to careers.

The four-day conference in late October prepares carefully selected students from the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to compete in a very competitive global workforce. Held in Washington, D.C., the 2019 conference culminated with a recruitment fair, where Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and graduate program representatives offered jobs, internships, and continuing education opportunities.

Among the AAMU participants were Kearsten Prince, junior, computer science, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Brevin Davis, sophomore, mechanical engineering, Olive Branch, Miss.; Aundrea Winbush, graduate student, Master of Business Administration, East Chicago, Ind.; Cristen Hawkins, senior, accounting, Birmingham, Ala.; Msontai Brock, sophomore, computer science, Cincinnati, Ohio; Alanna Hearon, senior, mechanical engineering, Gary, Ind.; Emmanuel Joda, senior, computer science, Lagos, Nigeria; TJ Johnson, sophomore, finance, Sacramento, Calif.; Xzavier Brandon, senior, mechanical engineering, Greenwood, Miss.; Omari Tucker, graduate student, communications specialist, Atlanta, Ga.; Kendus Tisdale-Jeffries, junior, mechanical engineering, Memphis, Tenn.; Fermin Ruiz Crespo, junior, civil engineering, Malaga, Spain; Cheniah Streeter, senior, mechanical engineering, Birmingham, Ala.; Torrance Sellers, senior, logistics & supply chain management, Atlanta, Ga.; Erin Martin, junior, marketing, Detroit, Mich.; Mason Hughes, senior, computer science, Chicago, Ill.; and Aaliyah Toney, junior, mechanical engineering, Huntsville, Ala.

The trip was facilitated by Carla Draper Holloway, assistant director of the AAMU Honors Center.