Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GOOD DEEDS: Terrence Jenkins Donates $100k To His Alma Mater

For those of you that didn't know, E! News correspondent Terrence Jenkins is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and as of April 24, 2015 he donated a $100,000 endowment fun to the university.
Terrence “J” Jenkins, co-anchor of E! News, actor and author, will return to alma mater North Carolina A&T State University on April 24 to present a $100,000 endowment.  Executives from NBCUniversal, the parent company of E!, will join Jenkins for a day of networking and professional development at the University.

In Jenkins’ honor, the department of journalism and mass communication plans to declare April 24 ‘Terrence J Day.’ Campus events will include a mentor’s breakfast and “Let’s Talk,” a networking session featuring Terrence J and moderated by N.C. A&T State alum and Vice President of News at NBC10 Philadelphia Anzio Williams.“I am truly humbled to return to my alma mater and be in a position to give back to the same department and University that helped steer me on this incredibly rewarding career path. I’m inspired by the great work that NBCUniversal has contributed to N.C. A&T State and I am thankful to be able to work together with them on these important programs,” remarked Jenkins.
In March 2014, NBCUniversal established a partnership with N.C. A&T State to further develop initiatives to direct graduates of historically black colleges and universities into media careers. NBCUniversal donated $50,000 to N.C. A&T’s department of journalism and mass communication to sponsor the National Association of Black Journalists Multimedia Short Course held at N.C. A&T State and will continue a partnership with the university for four years.
“We are proud to join Terrence on this special day and continue our partnership with N.C. A&T State, which help prepare and equip students with the necessary tools to succeed in the competitive media industry,” said Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal.Source

It's funny how some stories get lost in the mix of other not so great stories at times (plus y'all know I be late).

Anywho,I simply love the person Terrence has become...and I'm sure he was awesome before we knew who he was.

We need to find and hear more great stories like this...

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