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Alcorn students chosen to attend Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute

Lorman, Miss. (October 25, 2013) - Seven outstanding Alcorn students will attend the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair, November 8-12, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Selected through a competitive process by Alcorn and TMCF, a group of students that includes Anastasia Tuset, a senior accounting major, Derrick Adkins, a sophomore mass communication major, Stephanie Woo Ling, a senior business administration major, Ismail Yusuf, a senior majoring in sociology, junior elementary education major DeAnte’ Spann, nursing student Angelique Hunter, and MBA student Tony Innouvong, will have a unique chance to participate in the premier recruitment conference for public HBCU students.

During this four-day conference, talented future leaders will have a chance to get together with some of the nation’s top executives for leadership training, career management, life skills, development and recruitment opportunities.

“Alcorn has a long and proud tradition of investing in their students and helping them become innovative leaders in the global market place,” stated Dr. Thomas Sturgis, director of the Office of Pre-Professional and Honors Curriculum Programs and TMCF coordinator. “Partnering with TMCF assists Alcorn in carrying out its mission and providing excellence in scholarship, service, and leadership, which is directly aligned with the principles of TMCF.”

Tony Innouvong, a second-year MBA student at Alcorn shared that he looks forward to his first time attending the Institute, “I'm really excited to network with the best and brightest students from other HBCUs. Being in an environment that promotes and encourages the success of young people is powerful and inspiring. I expect to learn from experienced professionals and build ways to apply the experience to my everyday life and future.”

Anastasia Tuset, who serves as TMCF ambassador at Alcorn, said, “Attending the Institute in 2012 was a life-changing experience for me. Back then I was just a student athlete with good grades, but over the past year I’ve become president of an honor society, got more involved in community service and University life, and became TMCF student ambassador. I am excited to participate in this Institute again in my new capacity and look forward to speaking at the Wells Fargo Scholars Reception.” She added, “Being involved with TMCF provides a lot for students including scholarships, opportunities for development of leadership and professional skills, establishing contacts for future employment and much more.”

Students interested in becoming involved with TMCF should contact the Office of Pre-Professional and Honors Curriculum Programs at vgalle@alcorn.edu or 601.877.6257.

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