Success Stories

Hundreds of thousands of students succeed in college with assistance from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and its programs. These are a few of their stories.

Kareem R. Jackson

Kareem R. JacksonJuly 31, 2012 – Kareem R. Jackson is a proud senior at the University of the District of Columbia, where he is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting. He is a strong believer in the quote “Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” Kareem exemplifies that quote. His hard work resulted in him being on the dean’s list for six consecutive semesters and obtaining the position of Vice President, National Association of Black Accountants, for University of the District of Columbia’s student chapter.



Semaj Rashad

semaj doeApril 30, 2012 – Semaj Rashad, a senior industrial and systems engineering major at Morgan State University is closing out his second consecutive academic year serving as a U.S. Department of Energy Student Ambassador.



Brandon Wright

Brandon-Wright-Success-StoryTennessee State University communications major Brandon Wright will be spending the spring and summer in Hershey Park Pennsylvania interning for Hershey - his second internship secured through his attendance at the Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair.  Brandon was also a featured at the 24th Anniversary Dinner, providing an inspiring student testimony about his experience with the Leadership Institute.

Ronald McNair

DrMcNair_PhotoRonald Erwin McNair was born October 21, 1950, in Lake City, South Carolina to Carl and Pearl McNair. Growing up, he spent summers working in the local cotton and tobacco fields and later, graduated valedictorian of Carver High School in 1967. He maintained a passion for his studies throughout college, graduating magna cum laude from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1971, and was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. At 25, McNair enrolled in the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Ph.D. in physics and achieved his 5th degree black belt in karate.



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