Edited: 7/23/2014 5:29 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION
The HBCU Reunion Weekend was held July 18-20, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio and was hosted by the Cleveland Council of Black Colleges Alumni Association. The reunion weekend brought out more than 300 Cleveland area alumni, students, parents and supporters of HBCUs. The council capped off the weekend by hosting an Incoming HBCU Freshman picnic. During the picnic, funds donated by the Tom Joyner Foundation on behalf of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Ford African Ancestry Network, supported the efforts of the HBCU Alumni weekend. The donations helped support four Cleveland area students who are headed to four of our nation’s top HBCUs. Each student received a book scholarship in the amount of $566.25 which will be sent to the university for each student.
The Ford African Ancestry Book Scholarship Recipients are: (L to R)
John Franklin – Incoming Freshman at Morehouse College
Tanaja Kidd – Incoming Freshman at Clark Atlanta University
Alexis Short – Incoming Freshman at Tennessee State University
Syndey Taylor – Incoming Freshman at Bethune-Cookman University
The Cleveland Council of Black Colleges Alumni Association is a consortium of local (Greater Cleveland, OH area) alumni and supporters of the public and private Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
1. Provide student recruitment for member institutions,
2. Promote the advocacy and awareness of HBCUs in our community, and
3. Support the alumni development of the local chapter, and regional/national affiliates.
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