rs_300x300-150206114248-600-terrence-jenkins-ms-020615LITTLE ROCK, AR – Philander Smith College, (a historically black college located in Little Rock, Arkansas), has announced HBCU alumnus, actor and television personality Terrence J will serve as the Blessed The Mic lecture series speaker during their “The Evolution” homecoming week.

“Bless the Mic” is a unique college lecture series hosted by Philander Smith College that showcases renowned scholars, entertainers, politicians, authors, motivational speakers and activists who deliver messages that resonate with the hip-hop/ millennial generations. The lecture series was created by the college 12th President, Dr. Walter Kimbrough (The Hip-Hop President) as a way to initiate dialogue on the campus about contemporary issues relevant to the student body. The “Bless the Mic” series began in September 2005 with guest speaker Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and has run for over 10 years. Other notable speakers include Dr. Cornell West, Ambassador Andrew Young, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, Rev. Al Sharpton, Iyanla Vanzant, Tavis Smiley, Donna Brazille and MC Lyte.

This free and open to the public event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in the M.L. Harris Auditorium on the campus.

For more information, contact Jennelle Primm at 501-307-5310 or jprimm@philander.edu. Visit their website at www.philander.edu.

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GREENBORO, NC – North Carolina A&T State University, an HBCU located in Greensboro, North Carolina, is prepared to welcome students into its largest freshman class in school history this week. To jump start the new academic year, the university is hosting a week-long series of events and activities which began August 13 and will go on through August 20.

Throughout the week students will have the opportunity to engage with their peers, university faculty and staff, attend seminars relevant to their classification, discover, learn and navigate the A&T system. One featured event includes the New Student Convocation featuring A&T alumnus, television and film actor, philanthropist and author Terrence J on August 16 at 3:30pm.

102011-shows-106-park-terrence-j-1_0Terrence J is a 2004 Mass Communication graduate of North Carolina A&T University, where he served as the Student Government Association President and a DJ for A&T’s radio station, WNAA. He also worked as a DJ at a local radio station 102 Jamz in Greensboro. Terrence is also a Spring 2004 initiate member of the Mu Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. After graduation, Terrence worked in the diversity office of a sports company in Daytona Beach, Florida. He later audition for BET’s 106 & Park, where he gain his fame in 2006.

Although this event is not open to the general public, there are other events that are open to the general public. A full list of Welcome Week activities and how to purchase tickets for events open to the general public is available through NCAT’s university website. For more information, contact the Office of New Student Programs at 336-256-2212 or asknsp@ncat.edu.

Source: http://www.ncat.edu/news/2016/08/welcome-week.html