Terrence J returned to his alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University, over the weekend to give back in a major way!
According to The YBF, the university’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication declared April 24 “Terrence J Day,” hosting a mentor’s breakfast and a networking session entitled, “Let’s Talk.” That same day, the actor and E! News co-anchor presented the university with a $100,000 endowment.
“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.”
In March 2014, NBCUniversal established a partnership with N.C. A&T State to further develop initiatives to help graduates of historically black colleges and universities get into media . Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal, said “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.”
This was so great of Terrence to do! I love especially that he is focused on getting kids into media from his alma mater, especially since that is where he was able to learn himself. Getting into the media world is very difficult, and every bit helps! I hope that these college students are able to greatly benefit from Terrence J’s work and donation.
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