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  • Trenholm State Community College accepted into Thurgood Marshall College Fund

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    June 06, 2023
    Montgomery, AL (June 6, 2023) – Trenholm State Community College is one of Alabama’s six historically black community colleges accepted in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
    The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) announced a resolution Tuesday, June 6, 2023, that establishes the following colleges as members: Bishop State, Drake State, Gadsden State, Lawson State, Shelton State and Trenholm State community colleges. Named after the U.S. Supreme Court’s first black justice, TMCF is a nationally recognized nonprofit membership organization that supports more than 50 historically black colleges and universities.
    Alabama’s historically black community colleges (HBCCs) are the first historically black community colleges to be inducted into TCMF. Residents who choose to attend Trenholm State or any of Alabama’s HBCCs will now have access to more scholarships and professional development opportunities through this prestigious national partnership.

    “Adding community colleges to our membership is part of an intentional move toward a more inclusive talent strategy. A four-year degree is one path but not the only path to career success,” said TMCF President & CEO Dr. Harry L Williams.

    Williams continued “HBCCs play a critical role in local and regional economic development by offering workforce upskilling and reskilling programs. HBCCs across the country offer associate degrees and industry-recognized certificates and credentials that can launch students into the workforce to fill skilled positions that offer good pay without the requirement of a bachelor’s degree. HBCCs also offer students the ability to obtain core, academic credits that can be transferred to a four-year university for a bachelor's degree.”
    “We are honored to be a part of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and our inclusion in this prestigious organization highlights our commitment to provide a quality education to our students. Collaboration with the TMCF, its member colleges, and its external partners will bring a wealth of resources to our students as they work to reach their academic and career goals” said Dr. Kemba Chambers, President of Trenholm State Community College. “We are excited that, through the TMCF, students will have expanded opportunities to reach their full potential and become the future leaders within our society,” continued Dr. Chambers.
    “Alabama’s community colleges exist to be a pillar of community for students of all backgrounds to be able to have the resources to reach success, and these national relationships help bolster the advantages and access students have to significant opportunities that support their pursuit of excellence,” said Jimmy H. Baker, Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System.
    “The connections students and Alabama’s HBCC leaders will have through the Thurgood Marshall College are bound to strengthen the avenues the colleges provide to residents who trust our colleges with the training they desire for their future, ” continued Baker.
    About Trenholm State Community College: H. Councill Trenholm State Community College is a comprehensive two-year community college located in Montgomery, AL. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to provide technical certificates and associate degree programs. As part of the Alabama Community College System, it operates two campuses that provide educational services for Montgomery and the surrounding area. Learn more at www.trenholmstate.edu
    About Thurgood Marshall College Fund: Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Publicly-supported HBCUs enroll over 80% of all students attending HBCUs. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space. The organization is also a source for top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs. Learn more at https://www.tmcf.org/
    For media inquiries contact:
    Victoria Belton
    Director of Marketing & Public Relations
    Trenholm State Community College
    Victoria Belton, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
    vbelton@trenholmstate.edu, (334) 420-7473
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