The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The Coca-Cola Foundation partnered to donate $50,000 to Fayetteville State University (FSU) that will be used for scholarships for first-generation college students. A check was presented on Saturday, January 20, 2018, during the televised FSU versus Livingstone College basketball game.

Presenting the check to FSU was Andrea Horton, Vice President of Programs for TMCF, and Allie Butler, Marketing Asset Manager, Colleges and Universities; and Bradley Bennett, On Premise Sales Representative, representing Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated. Receiving the check on behalf of FSU were Chancellor James Anderson, and Damien Williams, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.”I am grateful to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and The Coca-Cola Foundation for their support of our students,” Anderson said. “Both of these organizations have been long-time supporters of higher education and their continued commitment speaks volumes of their desire to see students graduate from college and become contributing members of society. The FSU family is thankful for their generosity.”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. …

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Originally published January 22, 2018.