TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) was named a recipient of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Technology Initiative and was awarded a suite of Microsoft software valued at $75,000.
“We are proud to have been selected as a recipient of a commodity in high demand at university campuses across the nation,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons. “We would like to thank the Thurgood Marshall College Fund for their valiant efforts in improving the technological advancement of historically black colleges and universities.”
According to Dwayne Ashley, president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, FAMU was selected bases on the institutions specific technological needs, justification of the needs technology planning and how and where the software given will be utilized.
“Your [FAMU’s] proposal was accepted based on the professionalism and high caliber of work that the technological team invested in the proposal process,” said Ashley.
About the Thurgood Marshall College Fund
The TMCF’s mission is to be the premier organization in black higher education that develops and prepares a new generation of leaders by providing resources, opportunities and advocacy to public historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), students and alumni.
In 1987, Thurgood Marshall College Fund (formally Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund) was founded under the leadership of N. Joyce Payne, director of the Office for the Advancement of Public Black Colleges (a division of the National Association of State Universities and Land- Grant Colleges), in cooperation with Miller Brewing Company, Sony Music, NBA Reebok, and the American Association for State Colleges and Universities.
TMCF is the only national organization to provide merit scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to 47 public HBCUs. Since their inception, TMCF has provided more than $68 million in scholarships and programmatic support to students attending TMCF’s member public HBCUs and 6 historically black law schools.
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