NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – Fourteen Tennessee State University students, selected from diverse majors and disciplines, have been invited to attend the annual leadership training of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in New York from Oct. 26-30.
The TSU students are among more than 500 selected from 47 universities and colleges across the nation to attend the four-day intensive training, which includes career-planning, financial and credit management workshops, interviewing skills and resume writing.
The students are also provided interview opportunities with major corporate partners and honored at an awards gala ceremony, according to Dr. William Latham, Associate Director of the University Honors Program, who will accompany the students.
“We view this opportunity as one of the most important experiences in the leadership development of our students at TSU,” Dr. Latham said.
Each year, representatives from the TMCF visit more than 40 campuses to seek out and interview candidates who show exceptional leadership potential and commitment to their university, to be selected for the training.
“The seminars and workshops are excellent in delivering relevant and meaningful skills set development to our students, particularly as they (seminars) are presented by outstanding leaders from across the country,” Dr. Latham said.
TSU students participating in the training include majors in biology, business, sociology, education, psychology, and speech communications.
“I am really excited about this opportunity and to be able to represent Tennessee State University,” said Asia Jones, a senior, sociology major from Fisher, Ind. “I am looking forward to the training, and especially the opportunity to meet with company executives and explore career opportunities.”
Other students joining Jones for the leadership institute training are: Shondalyn Smith, Jer’Mykeal McCoy, Chika Chimezie, Danicia Hayes, Samba Fall, NeCara McClendon and Jessica Lozada. Others are Jade Readus, Jasmine Hudson, Sumit Sukla, Shanel Wilson, Kamisha White and Brittani Logan.
The $10,719 funding for the trip is provided by the TSU Aramark Services Group, according to Dr. Latham.
Please visit https://www.tnstate.edu/honors/ for more information on TSU’s Honors Program.
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