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Brother Cyril J. Turner Establishes Dual-Degree Scholarship Fund As He Hits The $100,000 Mark For Li


Just in time for his 35th class reunion in May of this year, Brother Cyril Turner has launched a scholarship fund specifically for third and fourth year dual degree students at Morehouse College -- and thereby brought his lifetime financial support of Morehouse to the $100,000 level. The college recognizes donors at this level with induction into The Leadership Circle during Founders Week.

In providing guidelines for the fund, Turner noted that "I'm mindful that having two technical undergraduate degrees that are simultaneously earned from both Morehouse and an engineering university, provides more career options and potential success for the program participants. My belief is that will manifest itself in future giving amongst dual degree graduates to Morehouse."

Turner also ear-marked a leadership donation ($12,500) to the Alpha Rho Endowed Scholarship Fund for the alumni chapter's Centennial Campaign. In acknowledging Brother Turner's generosity, Campaign Chairman Earl N. Caldwell remarked, "There's great encouragement in witnessing the Brotherhood repeat their dedication to the Alpha Rho Endowment campaign, and as in the case with Cyril, actually increase their giving level more than ten-fold. We are grateful for his donor leadership and confidence in our unified approach to supporting the next generation of Morehouse Men."

About Brother Cyril J. Turner:

Cyril retired as SVP of Delta Air Lines. He served as President of 20,000 person Delta Global Services (DGS) as well as President of the 75 aircraft Delta Private Jets (DPJ), wholly owned subsidiaries of Delta. He previously oversaw the operation as SVP of Delta Connection, where he was responsible for managing Delta’s US$6bn partnership with six regional carriers, including the wholly owned Endeavor Air subsidiary. In this capacity he oversaw all operational aspects of the 435 aircraft enterprise.

Prior to joining Delta, Cyril served as Corporate Vice President, Capital Planning and Value Management for Coca-Cola Enterprises, with responsibility for the company's US$1bn capital budget, spanning North America and Europe. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Finance and was Chief Financial Officer for the Eastern North America Group, as well as Division Vice President and General Manager with The Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

Cyril has also held leadership positions with The Coca-Cola Company, FritoLay and Deloitte & Touché. In addition to his extensive business experience, Cyril is active in the Atlanta community, serving on the Executive Board of Junior Achievement of Georgia, Board Chair of Leadership Atlanta, and Co-Chair of the Chris 180 Capital Campaign. He also has been involved in the Georgia Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 100 Black Men of Atlanta and Habitat for Humanity.

On a national level, he serves on the Membership Committee for the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Cyril also holds a personal U.S. patent (# 7,848,992) on Time Value of Money.

He simultaneously earned bachelor degrees: a BSc in Physics from Morehouse College and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Furthermore, Cyril has studied at Harvard Business School and the London Business School.


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