A native of Richmond, Va., Thurman Bullock matriculated at F&M in 1966. His success as a high jumper during his junior and senior years at F&M was unexpected. He did not compete in varsity track and field during his high school days or his first two years at F&M. He did play basketball for the Diplomats his first two years and was known for his leaping prowess. As a freshman, he jumped 5'10'' in the intramural track meet and then raised that by 2 inches his sophomore year. Bullock joined the track and field team his junior year and had an immediate impact. He was the squad's top scorer with 101 points, gained mostly in the long jump and high jump.
The team's dual meet record was 8-2. Bullock set three records at the "Little Three" championship with a high jump of 6'6'', a long jump of 23'2'' and a triple jump of 47'4''. The Diplomats captured the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) title by winning the high jump with an F&M and conference record (6'7''), the triple jump (44' 10''), and placing second in the long jump (21' 9''). His senior year (just his second year of formal competition) was the high point of his career. He led the team in scoring for the second straight year with 133 points, broke the "Little Three" high jump record again with a leap of 6'8'' and set a college standard in the long jump (23'3'').
The culmination of his college athletic career came at the prestigious Penn Relays, when he won the college division high jump with an F&M record of 6'10''. He qualified for the NCAA championships. Bullock still holds three F&M track and field records: high jump (6'10''), long jump (23'3''), and triple jump (47'4''). An economics major, Bullock received his M.S. from Temple University. The Deputy City Comptroller of the City of Philadelphia, Bullock lives in Philadelphia with his wife Anne.