THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND HONORS MARYLAND BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WITH AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

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THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND HONORS MARYLAND BUSINESS
AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WITH AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
 
Baltimore, MD – April 2, 2009 - The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) today honored five
business and community leaders of the Baltimore-Washington region during its 2nd Annual Awards of
Excellence Reception.
 
The Award acknowledges individuals who exemplify professional and civic excellence, and share
Justice Thurgood Marshall’s concern for civil rights and his commitment to social justice and
education.
 
“Justice Marshall was a native of Baltimore, and his commitment to education began as a young lawyer
fighting for black school teachers in the state,” said Dwayne Ashley, President and CEO of TMCF.
“The community leaders we honor with the Awards of Excellence inspire our youth and serve as role
models for young men and women who are focused on reaching their full potential.”
 
The 2nd Annual Awards of Excellence - Baltimore honorees are:
 
o Luis Borunda – President & CEO, US Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education
o Michael E. Cryor – President, The Cryor Group, LLC and Former Chair, Maryland
Democratic Party
o Oliver Morse, J.S.D. – Professor Emeritus, Howard University School of Law
o William R. Roberts – President, Verizon, Maryland & Washington, DC
o June Streckfus – Executive Director, Maryland Business Roundtable for Education
 
The reception was held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture in
Baltimore. The University of Maryland-Eastern Shore Gospel Choir and Jazz Ensemble provided
inspiring musical entertainment. Lead sponsors were: McGuireWoods, Constellation Energy, and
Verizon.
 
 
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About the Thurgood Marshall College Fund:
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc., named for the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, was
established in 1987 and represents 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and 6 Law
Schools located in 22 states with a population of well over 235,000 students. It is the only national organization of
its type that provides merit-based scholarships and programmatic support to students attending the nation’s public
HBCUs. Over the last 21 years, TMCF has awarded more than $91 million in scholarships and programmatic and
capacity support, enabling more than 7,500 students to attend public HBCU. TMCF also provides internship
programs and joins corporate and foundation partners in providing leadership training and support to students
preparing for undergraduate and professional schools. TMCF is a 501(c) 3, tax-exempt organization.