Director of UNC Cultural Center to be Honored by Education Group

Ty'Ray Thompson

Ty'Ray Thompson, director of the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center at the University of Northern Colorado, is the recipient of the 2014 Center-Based Community Educator of the Year Award from The Education Center, a Denver-area nonprofit provider of training and programs supporting African-American education.

Thompson will receive the award, which honors his efforts toward educating African-American students, at the center's annual awards presentations March 7 in Denver.

Thompson has been director of the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center since 2007. He holds a bachelor's and a master's degree, both in Sociology, from UNC.