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Honors Program Members Will Have the Opportunity to Participate in Various Cultural and Educational Event Throughout the Year!



Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute

Thurgood Marshall Leadership InstituteTMSF hosts an annual three-day leadership training institute for TMSF Scholarship Recipients. The program is meant to enhance the scholars' experience by helping them bridge their academic achievements with necessary and meaningful skills for the workplace. Scholars from the 47 member schools come together in New York City for an intensive program including workshops on career planning, interviewing skills, and resume writing, as well as financial and credit management workshops. In addition to the leadership training, the scholars are provided interview opportunities with corporate partners and are honored at an awards dinner ceremony.

For More Information log on to:  http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/leadership/leadership.htm


Emerging Leaders Conference:

Mission Statement
Emerging Leaders 2012The Emerging Leaders Workshop has a single mission: to develop scholars with a full recognition of the breadth and impact of leadership in academia and in corporate America. ELW emphasizes what we view as the three prongs of sustainable leadership: academic success, community service and ethical behavior. Our goal is to develop a cadre of bright young leaders who can, in turn, share what they have learned with their peers and with younger people in their communities. By stressing the importance of learning, helping others, and doing both with a clear vision of right and wrong, the Emerging Leaders Workshop can play a major role in cultivating a new generation of leaders who can serve as catalysts for change.

Why Should Students Participate in the Emerging Leaders Workshop?
A group of rising sophomores and juniors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will have a unique opportunity to prepare for graduate school and career opportunities through involvement with Senior Scholars and industry professionals.

Students will engage in three and one half days of intensive workshops in small groups of 10 to 12 participants.

Senior Scholars will facilitate work groups and provide individual attention to HBCU students with emphasis on self-assessment and writing personal statements, goal setting, networking, and developing leadership skills. Senior Scholars are representative of diverse institutions and academic fields and will include African American Truman, Rhodes, and Marshall Scholars who are graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other prestigious colleges and universities.

HBCU students will have the opportunity to develop and discuss career plans with corporate professionals/interviewers from E.I. DuPont Company (Fortune 500 Company) and develop individual career plans.

For More Information log on to: http://www.grads.vt.edu/events/emerging_leaders/index.html




National Association of African American Honors Programs

NAAAHPEach fall the NAAAHP Member Schools, faculty members, and students participate in a conference to achieve the following purposes and objectives:


  • Develop, enhance, and support honors program in all HBCUs and PBCUs;
  • Stimulate and encourage community service and leadership as one of the highest aims of education;
  • Advocate the funding of honors programs by federal and state agencies as well as by private philanthropic foundations and organizations;
  • Facilitate the enrollment of African-American students into graduate and professional schools;
  • Promote a curriculum that fosters a lifelong disciplined approach to knowledge and scholarship through inquiry and exploration;
  • Develop an undergraduate educational environment that promotes scholarship, knowledge, and an appreciation of African-American culture as a mirror for understanding other great world cultures.