Moriah Batiest named Thurgood Marshall College Fund ambassador for Alcorn

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has chosen one of Alcorn State University’s brightest students to promote their agenda.

Moriah Batiest, who currently serves as Miss Junior, was selected to be TMCF’s ambassador for Alcorn. Her role will include informing other students about what TMCF has to offer in terms of scholarships and internships.

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 (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space. The organization is also a source for top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.

Batiest has earned three internships and two scholarships from the organization. Last year, she attended TMCF’s 17th annual Leadership Institute Conference in Washington D.C. in October 2017. She eager to assist her peers find and take advantage of the same opportunities that has helped her as a student.

“I enjoy being a student ambassador because I have the opportunity to help students excel in their professional careers,” said Batiest. “I want to help students learn and receive the same opportunities that I have had through TMCF.”

The assignment is special for Batiest because she’s been afforded the opportunity to be an advocate for two of her favorite institutions.

“It is a great honor to represent TMCF at Alcorn because I am able to represent two places that I admire at the same time. This position isn’t something that I take for granted, and I hope to fulfill it to the best of my ability.”

Being a TMCF ambassador will enhance Batiest educationally and professionally.

“I believe this position will benefit me by allowing me to learn even more about TMCF and what they have to offer. Also, I will learn valuable skills that I will need in the classroom and workplace.”