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  • Trenholm State Community College students selected for HBCU Scholar Program

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    July 20, 2023
    Montgomery, AL (July 20, 2023) – The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) has announced the selection of two Trenholm State Community College students to participate in the 2023 HBCU Scholar Recognition Program.
    The HBCU Scholar Recognition Program highlights a diverse group of student leaders with a unique combination of academic achievements, campus leadership, and civic engagement and further empowers them with tools for excellence.
    Thaddeus Sneed, a CIS major, and Matilda Perryman, a Culinary Arts major, both from Montgomery, Alabama have been selected to represent Trenholm State Community College. For this cohort, there are 102 HBCU students from 70 HBCUs making this the largest cohort to date.
    “Trenholm State Community College is honored to have two of our students selected for this program. We are extremely excited for Thaddeus and Matilda and for the numerous opportunities and resources that this program will afford to them,” states Dr. Kemba Chambers, President, Trenholm State Community College. “Participating in the HBCU Scholars Program will open doors to many opportunities, including internships, resources, mentorships, and networking opportunities which allow our students to connect with professionals in their field of interest and build a network of like-minded individuals, while offering guidance and support to help them navigate their academic journey and maximize their potential."
    The selected students will serve as student ambassadors for the Initiative and Trenholm State. In addition, they will participate in monthly master classes, and the students will receive an invitation to attend the 2023 Annual National HBCU Week Conference, in September, designed to help them learn and adopt promising practices in areas such as leadership, professional development, HBCU excellence and workforce development.
    “Our 2023 HBCU Scholars are talented students who embody the culture of excellence and inclusion championed by our nation ’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education and everyone across the Biden-Harris Administration, I congratulate each of our 2023 HBCU scholars on this prestigious recognition and thank them for their commitment to serving their communities.
    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 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Initiative is dedicated to a government-wide policymaking effort to eliminate barriers HBCUs face in providing the highest-quality education to a growing number of students. They work closely with the Executive Office of the President on key Administration priorities related to advancing educational equity, excellence, and economic opportunity through HBCUs, in partnership with HBCU leaders, representatives, students, and alumni. Learn more at www.sites.ed.gov/whhbcu
    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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