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Terrence J for “Stand and Deliver”
By Chamell Harris
yoice News Editor
Co-host of the number one hit show on
BET, 106 N’ Park’s, Terrence J, came to
Fayetteville State University on Friday,
March, 18, as the surprise guest speaker for
the “Stand and Deliver” program hosted by
Student Activities Council, to talk to students
about social networking and motivating them
to never quit on their dreams.
Terrence J (his legal name is Terrence
Jenkins) discussed a few ways on how to
network, the entertainment industry and the
importance of diversifying your brand.
You talk about your brand often. What
tips do you have for students who are
trying to build their brand as well?
“In college you’re laying the foundation
of your brand. You want to be diverse. I dab
bled in TV and radio so when I came out [of
school], I had a lot knowledge that I used to
What ways do you suggest to stu
dents on how to properly network?
“One, you have to make sure you protect
your Facebook and Twitter from yourself!
Don’t put any information on there that is too
personal or something you don’t want people
to know about you.”
What kinds of questions should you
ask when networking?
■ “You should always ask questions like,
what’s the best way to correspond with you
[employer], or when is it a good time to call.
And then follow up with them.”
There are a lot of students who feel
that if they are going into the entertain
ment industry, they do not need a col
lege degree. How do you feel about
“You can learn anything in college. There
is a difference between skill and talent. Tal
ent is given to you by God. Skill has to be
learned and fine-tuned. I learned a lot of dif
ferent things in college. It’s taken those four
years to master my craft. So I know all about
pro tools and how to turn on the mics.”
What is your advice to students who
want to get into the entertainment in
dustry or do the job you’re doing now?
“Research, follow the careers of the people
you admire. Look at a career that you want
to model and look at the steps they took to
get there. With the internet, there’s no excuse.
But remember, there is no specific blueprint
During his speech at the Seabrook Audito
rium, he spoke to students about his rise to
success, which started out after he had found
himself stuck in a job that he wasn’t happy
with. After failing his first audition for then
bet’s talent search. New Faces, Terrence
along with his brother and a friend drove
from New York to Atlanta over night to au
dition again. This time he aced the audition
and started working for BET. A few months
later, he was offered the job of co-hosting
the hit music countdown show, 106 N’ Park.
Since then, he has starred in films like Stomp
the Yard, Stomp the Yard 2; Homecoming,
Burlesque, and more recently has a recurring
role on the hit show. The Game. He is also
a model for hip hop mogul, Sean “P. Diddy”
Combs, clothing line, Sean John.
Terrence J shared his “Five Lessons” for
success plan during the Stand and Deliver
event in which he urged students to try.
It doesn’t happen overnight.
Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t
Surround yourself by the right people. You
are your crew.
Don’t have a plan B. It only affect-s your
Always have God or something greater
than you in your life that you can turn to
when it gets hard.
He encouraged all students to do the things
in life that make them happy and that they
will ultimately enjoy. He challenged students
at the event to work on diversifying them
selves because it helps make your “brand”
better and will bring you greater success. And
even though he didn’t necessarily push the
coHcept of staying in school, he left the audi
ence with this sentiment.
“1 will never be broke. I’ve been to col
“Every morning I ponder new ventures I
can enter. How can I diversify my brands?
How can I grow as a talent and a business
Have you met Jun E?
By Chamell Harris
Voice News Editor
Who is Jun E?
“Jun E Caniel is who we strive to be. [It’s]
greatness, anything that’s positive is Jun E.
Instead of talking about swagga, we say Jun
E,” said Tiya Maynard.
Jun E Caniel, a new limited edition cloth
ing line. It was created by, none other than
Fayetteville State’s own basketball coach. Jay
Maynard and his wife Tiya. This husband and
wife team launched their clothing line on Au
gust 19 of last year, and the orders have been
pouring in since.
They plan to launch their new spring col
lection on April 1, alongside two new collec
tions, Jun E Misfits, for children, and Jun E
SB, for skaters. They are also preparing to
open a store in London.
The company came to be after Tiya May
nard realized that she wasn’t in the career that
she dreamed of, which was helping others
and being creative. After years of being em
ployed as a case manager, juvenile delinquent
advisor, daycare and retail, she decided it was
time to start on her childhood dream.
“If there isn’t a job that fits all the things
you want, create one,” said Mrs. Maynard.
Mrs. Maynard is the creator of the designs
on the shirts.
“I am so happy I quit my nine to five!” said
Tiya Maynard with a laugh. “Every time we
pick up something, and I see my design on a
shirt. I’m excited. I can’t believe people are
actually buying them.”
Not only are people purchasing Jun E Can
iel apparel, but the couple has received many
emails fi'om people who want to model their
clothes as well.
“To take something from your head and
watch it manifest is amazing,” said Coach
Maynard, who is responsible for designing
the website that showcases the entire Jun E
Jun E Caniel is more than just a cloth
ing line, it is meant to be the beginning of a
movement to inspire youth to strive for the
greatness that Jun E creators Jay and Tiya feel
is in everyone. Hence the logo, a valiant li
on’s head bolstering an awesome wild mane.
“For what we wanted it to stand for, the
lion fits perfectly, it’s everything Jun E Caniel
is. It means ferocify, courage, independence,
empowered, high quality, the best. The lion
embodies power, which all of us have,” said
“The lion just embodies the perfect person,
it’s a perfect balance,” said Coach Maynard.
One of the points to the Jun E Caniel
movement is about placing an emphasis on
social responsibility and social awareness. All
of their apparel is one hundred percent natu
ral. Some shirts are organic and the others are
one hundred percent cotton.
Both Coach and Mrs. Maynard grew up
where they saw firsthand the importance of
being a service to others, so they came up
with this line to help promote the ideals that
have been a large part of their lives.
“We live a life where we mostly serve peo
ple, especially the youth. [And] we wanted to
start something that challenged people to be
Coach Maynard says there is a parallel be
tween coaching sports and Jun E Caniel.
“It’s the same message as in coaching.
Greatness is transferable. At the end of the
day, it’s the same goal of helping people be
great. [And] who isn’t consumed with the
concept of greatness?” said Coach Maynard.
The Jun E Caniel movement is mainly
directed towards the young. The aspect of
reaching out and helping people realize their
dreams and potential is the core belief behind
the Jun E Caniel machine. Aside from the
clothing line, they are also host a lecture se
ries, set up volunteer work and part of the
proceeds from their clothing line is donated
to various charities.
To purchase Jun E Caniel apparel, go to
So you want to embody greatness, positiv-
ity and all the courage and ferocity of a lion,
you really need to get to know, Jun E Caniel.