Thurgood Marshall College Fund High School Leadership Institute Begins at UVI

The first Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) High School Leadership Institute will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Friday, May 31, at UVI’s Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. The institute is designed to raise awareness among high school students of the educational opportunities available on the college level, to help them to select the right school and to learn how to finance their education. Students will also receive an overview of how the TMCF assists students with scholarship and employment opportunities. Other sessions will focus on basics such as writing a resume and improving financial literacy. M. Scott Lilly, vice president of Talent Acquisition and Campus Relations for TMCF, will make the keynote speech on Leadership Branding at 9 a.m. This high school leadership institute is the first to be organized by the TMCF and one of its member institutions, the University of the Virgin Islands. UVI President Dr. David Hall said the institute represents a milestone in collaborations between TMCF and the university, which is one of 47 TMCF public HBCU institutions. The event is sponsored by a unique partnership between the Virgin Islands College Access Challenge Grant Program and the Rho XI Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Contact Daniella Henry, a UVI TMCF student ambassador, at 226-4643 or Trichelle Ekpe, a Planning Committee member, at 227-7578.