FedEx Continues Pledge to FSU and HBCUs, Announces Third Student Ambassador Cohort

Date: February 22, 2024

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (February 22, 2024) – FedEx, the world's largest express transportation company, announced the third cohort of the FedEx-HBCU Student Ambassador Program yesterday, Feb. 21, which includes Fayetteville State University.

The program launched in 2022 as an expanded five-year, $250,000 commitment to FSU, a part of a $5 million pledge to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) The program helps prepare HBCU students for the workforce after college. Students from FSU and seven other HBCUs will gain exposure to FedEx leadership, team members, and unique learning experiences that help build leadership and career-ready skills.

The two students representing FSU in the third cohort:

  • Adejuwon Balogun, sophomore Computer Science Major
  • Shereena L. Jean Francois, junior Information Systems & Cybersecurity Major 

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“Providing HBCU students with the exposure and opportunities to imagine what’s next beyond college is invaluable,” said Jenny Robertson, Senior Vice President, Global Brand and Communications. The continued support FedEx provides to HBCUs is one way we can help produce a strong talent pool of future leaders, creating additional opportunities to excel in their future career journeys.”

The third cohort will convene later this spring and participate in quarterly sessions focused on but not limited to interview training, mock interviews, and resume development. Ambassadors will also have access to apply for internships and experience mentorship opportunities with various FedEx leaders.

New participants were selected from the following eight HBCUs, most of which are regionally located in close proximity to a FedEx operating or distribution facility. The proximity allows students from within these communities more opportunities to engage with Team FedEx and learn about the business. 

  • Jackson State University (Jackson, Miss.)
  • Tennessee State University (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • LeMoyne-Owen College (Memphis, Tenn.)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, Miss.)
  • Lane College (Jackson, Tenn.)
  • Paul Quinn College (Dallas, TX.)
  • Miles College (Fairfield, Ala.)
  • Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, N.C.)

 Each year, FedEx offers student ambassadors and additional HBCU students from the eight institutions several practical experiences, including:

  • The “Career Expose” where FedEx Ground leaders engage with students about transitioning from college to professional life, resume writing, career tips and a “day in the life” in Safety, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Logistics/Supply Chain, and Operations.
  • TheFedEx Logistics satellite office on the MVSU campus with part-time jobs for students and an opportunity for full time employment at FedEx after graduation.
  • The FedEx Freight Boardroom Experience, where HBCU students were introduced to career possibilities within FedEx through a simulated boardroom meeting.

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenue of $90 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively and innovating digitally under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its 600,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. FedEx is committed to connecting people and possibilities around the world responsibly and resourcefully, with a goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. To learn more, please visit

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