Triplitt Outstanding Young Alumni Award
JASON TERRELL ’12 is co-founder and executive director of Profound Gentlemen, which supports the recruitment and retention of male educators of color. Profound Gentlemen partners with schools, districts and universities that are committed to providing all students access to teachers who reflect their background, stories and identities. Terrell is a recipient of a 2015 Echoing Green fellowship, which is given to transformational leaders. In 2017, Profound Gentlemen won the $20,000 grand prize at Charlotte, North Carolina-based Social Venture Partner’s SEED20 event. In 2017, Terrell and his co-founder, Mario Jovan Shaw, were recognized by Forbes in the magazine’s “30 Under 30” list as social innovators working to bring about change and equal opportunity for boys and male educators of color. He holds a B.A. in politics and international affairs and philosophy from Furman, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University.