Distinguished Alumnus and Former Tuskegee University Interim President Dr. Matthew Jenkins Presents

Published: Wed Mar 07 2018

Matthew Jenkins, DVM, a nationally-renowned businessman and philanthropist, pulls back the curtain on his life with the recent release of his autobiography "Positive Possibilities: My Game Plan for Success." The book gives readers an intimate glimpse into Jenkins’ life beginning with growing up on an Alabama farm with a single mom and nine siblings and into his journey of successful entrepreneur.

Jenkins will present the first edition of "Positive Possibilities: My Game Plan for Success" at Tuskegee University’s 52nd Annual Veterinary Medical Symposium March 18-22, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, Alabama.

A native of Alabama, Jenkins is a graduate of the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, a former member of the university’s Board of Trustees, and served as Tuskegee’s Interim President in 2013. Jenkins—who dedicated three years to writing "Positive Possibilities: My Game Plan for Success" —provides engaging insight into life experiences that encouraged him on the road to his many accomplishments.

Without a trace of bitterness or regret, Jenkins recounts in "Positive Possibilities: My Game Plan for Success" how he lost his father at the age of two and was one of 10 children growing up on the family farm where they grew white and sweet potatoes, corn and soybeans, and raised cattle and hogs. Guided by their mother, Amelia, she imparted in all the Jenkins children the gospel of hard work, the importance of education and giving back to others. After earning his veterinary degree, Jenkins embarked on an extraordinary career in veterinary medicine, real estate development, philanthropy, and other enterprises. The perspectives Jenkins share in his book demonstrate what it takes to achieve success in any industry, and how to shape a positive life from one’s natural abilities.

"Positive Possibilities: My Game Plan for Success" " is available at Amazon.com.


For more information about "Positive Possibilities: My Game Plan for Success" or to schedule an interview with Dr. Jenkins, please contact: Martha Tucker—marthatucker1@gmail.com

About the Author
Dr. Matthew Jenkins, DVM, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, Air Force veteran, and so much more. After receiving his doctoral degree in veterinary medicine in 1957, Jenkins conducted research and later established a rabies eradication program in Greenland while serving in the U.S. Air Force. In the late1970s, he decided to pursue other career interests and started several successful businesses including a real estate and property management company. Dr. Jenkins and his wife established the Matthew and Roberta Jenkins Family Foundation in 1984, which provides scholarships for African-American students. Finishing this book was his life’s dream. He hopes that you will be inspired to create your own game plan for success based on the strategies, principals and values written in his book. His wife, Roberta, is a fellow Tuskegee alum and they are the proud parents of three children and six grandchildren.
Contact Name: Martha Tucker
Contact Email: marthatucker1@gmail.com

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