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WILBERFORCE — Central State University, a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), was recently awarded over $100,000 in MicroSoft Products ensure help our students remain equally competitive for the global marketplace.

According to TMCF’s website, it commissioned a comprehensive study of technology usage at 47- member public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in April 2000. That study, identified needs and opportunities to upgrade technology at HBCUS associated with the TMCF.

Determined to eliminate the digital divide that separates students at HBCUs from their counterparts at better funded colleges and universities, the software is made available to TMCF member-schools through a review process managed by the TMCF designed to identify the schools best prepared technologically to effectively use and implement software and solutions for the benefit of students, faculty, and administration.

TMCF member- schools selected to receive software from this grant will implement technology solutions to become more competitive, address key long-term technology needs and opportunities, and benefit students, faculty and administrative staffs.

This program is designed to foster a high performance learning environment that enables: effective communication, critical thinking, collaborative learning, and digital age literacy.

Microsoft, a technology partner, awarded TMCF an $8 million software grant to launch the Thurgood MarshallCollege Fund Technology Initiative for 2013 and 2014. This donation enables TMCF to provide software to member-schools to upgrade institutional computers and technology.

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