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WASHINGTON, DC (February 13, 2019) – The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) announced internationally recognized actor, host, producer, author, and philanthropist, Terrence J, as the new TMCF National Ambassador.

“It is an honor to be the new Thurgood Marshall College Fund National Ambassador,” said Terrence J. “ As a product of a publicly-supported HBCU, I look forward to using my platform to highlight, promote and put a big spotlight on TMCF, and the 47 member-schools they represent because I know first hand the value of HBCUs.”

From hosting to acting in worldwide box office hit films including Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man Too and The Perfect Match to penning his first literary work, The Wealth Of My Mother’s Wisdom, Terrence J, has shown skill and versatility among a vast number of different arenas. After seven years of hosting BET’s “106 & Park,” Terrence J is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood as the former co-anchor of the international news program “E! News” and as a producer and host for “Miss USA 2016” and “Miss USA 2017.”

“Terrence J is a role model to many young people and this is great news for TMCF. His drive, energy, commitment to HBCUs, and desire to use his international celebrity for good, is inspiring,” said Harry L. Williams, TMCF president & CEO. “Having someone so dedicated to shining the light on supporting TMCF, and the nearly 300,000 students at our member-schools, is exactly why we are thrilled to have him as our new National Ambassador.”

No stranger to HBCUs and TMCF, Terrence J was a TMCF scholarship recipient and participated in TMCF programming while a student at North Carolina A&T State University. He recently hosted the 2018 VMA Live Pre-Show, served as a presenter at the TMCF 31st Anniversary Awards Gala, and will host the 2019 NAACP Image Awards.

To learn more about TMCF programs, scholarships and events, visit: www.tmcf.org

Note: Dr. Harry L. Williams, TMCF president & CEO is available for further comment.


Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80% of all students attending black colleges and universities. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the PK-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.

TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF, visit: www.tmcf.org.