Raymond , Originally from Detroit Receives $1,500 Hercules Scholarship

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[Dallas, TX – July 2nd]

Student: Raymond McCants

GPA :3.50

Hometown : Detroit, MI

Major/ Class:  Business Management/ Business Marketing / Senior

Raymond, a Senior at the Jackson State University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar ” for this week.

Mr. McCants  is originally from Detroit, Michigan and he currently holds a 3.50 GPA at the Jackson State University.  After earning his degree he plans to attend graduate school to receive his  MBA.  Another one of Raymond’s goals is to  plan to return to Detroit full time to operate the Brightmoor Community Center as its executive director leading the charge for the revitalization of the neighborhood.

On campus he  has served as  a representative for the Business College at Jackson State University , a member of the Society for the Advancement of Management as President, JSU Investment Club as Vice President,  and JSU Accounting Society as Treasure.

The few people who have influenced his life have been both of his parents, his first coach in athletics Al Williams, and mentor Dennis Talbert. The motto he live by is “Stay Humble. Give Back!” #THEEILove

Tom Joyner Foundation Names 2015 Schools/Partnerships

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Updated: 3/17/2015 12:31 PM CST By Tom Joyner Foundation

The Tom Joyner Foundation, a major driving force in raising money for historically black colleges since 1998, today announced the 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that it will raise money for in 2015.

The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, unveiled the names of the 2015  schools as part of its on-going effort to assist these institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students attending HBCUs.

As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month’, each school will be promoted by the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive those funds raised from listeners, alumni and other interested parties that month.  The show, aired in more than 100 markets around the country, reaches nearly eight million listeners every week.

Here’s a list of the schools/partnerships:

JANUARY- National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

FEBRUARY- Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

MARCH – Winston-Salem State University Foundation, Winston-Salem, N.C.

APRIL – South Carolina State University Foundation, Orangeburg S. C.

MAY- University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.

JUNE- Xavier University, New Orleans, LA

AUGUST- Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

SEPTEMBER-Prairie View A&M Foundation, Prairie View, Texas

OCTOBER- Tennessee State University Foundation, Nashville, TN

NOVEMBER- Alabama A&M University Foundation, Huntsville, AL

If you’d like to donate to any of these schools, click here to go to the Foundation’s Donation page. On donation page, under “Add Special Instructions for the Recipient”, enter the college/university of choice.

 

Featured Tom Joyner Foundation donor: David Godsey

David Godsey (right) and his nephew, Landon Godsey.

David Godsey (right) and his nephew, Landon Godsey.

Huston-Tillotson University alum, David Godsey (’94), donated $5,000 to the university’s school of the month campaign. At HT, Godsey was the former Student Government Association president and is currently a Dallas attorney as the founding partner of Godsey – Martin P.CHis nephew, Landon, is an incoming sophomore at Huston-Tillotson. The donation will provide scholarships to deserving students at HT.

Huston-Tillotson was the Tom Joyner Foundation July 2014 school of the month. You can still make a donation to support the university here. 100% of your donation will go to support scholars at HT.

Listen  to an interview with Godsey -> Click  Tom Joyner Morning Show.

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Huston Tillotson University Introduces Its First Master’s Degree Offering

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Following its founding legacy, Huston-Tillotson University, established as a “normal school” to train teachers, will offer its first master’s degree in educational leadership with the principal certification. The program, housed within the College of Arts and Sciences under the Educator Preparation Department, is accepting applications now for the January 2015 launch.

“The master’s degree in educational leadership fulfills a community need and upholds the heritage of Huston-Tillotson University,” said President and CEO Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D. “The education foundation established by visionaries who understood the significance of teachers continues with a leadership model to ensure that all children are successful.”

The graduate program received approval from the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC), as well as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS/COC), which functions as the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

Huston-Tillotson University’s educator preparation certification process operates under the auspices of several accrediting bodies.  The Texas Education Agency assigned the “accredited” status to HT’s Accountability System for Educator Preparation. The undergraduate program prepares candidates for meaningful careers in the field of education within a solid liberal arts foundation framed within a social justice perspective.  Candidates develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become effective  and caring teachers in an ever-changing society and are prepared to become reflective, lifelong learners. The graduate program is designed primarily for working teachers, seeking advancement to the administrative level. Students will be taught by experienced award-winning principals, superintendents, and administrators with classes to fit around a working teacher’s schedule.  Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, a teacher certification, teaching experience, letters of intent and references, pass a background check, and meet the minimum grade point average requirement.

Huston-Tillotson University, founded after the 1952 merger of Samuel Huston and Tillotson colleges, created one of the largest black Protestant church-related colleges in the country at that time. HT, an historically black institution, has the proud distinction of being Austin’s first institution of higher education. It was established ten years after the civil war ended to provide educational access and opportunities to freed slaves, and, specifically to train teachers in order to ensure a lasting legacy of self-empowerment and advancement.  Huston-Tillotson University remains a private, church-affiliated institution that is currently home to nearly 1,000 students of varying ethnic, racial and religious heritage.

Huston-Tillotson University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Huston-Tillotson University.

“The master’s in education at Huston-Tillotson is the first and only principal preparation program at a Texas private HBCU,” said Department of Educator Preparation Department Chair, Dr. Ruth Kane. “We are honored to prepare educational leaders who reflect the diversity of students in Texas.”

For more information about the master’s degree program, visit, www.htu.edu/ppp or call Kane at 512.505.3091.

If you would like to make a donation to Huston- Tillotson University click here  http://tomjoynerfoundation.org/donate/

Korey Lewis Thanks Foundation for Scholarship

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On behalf of myself and the entire Lewis family, I would like to thank you and the Tom Joyner Foundation for awarding me the Hercules Scholar Scholarship! I will not let you down!!!
 
Also, on behalf of Huston Tillotson University, thank you for selecting our school as July’s School of the Month.Lastly, on behalf of all students attending HBCUs, thank you and the Tom Joyner Foundation for your continued love and support of our very important institutions.

Dominque Jones of Huston-Tillotson University named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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(Dallas – July  24) – Dominque Jones, a sophomore, psychology  major from Bay  St. Louis, Miss., has been named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

Dominique’s future aspiration is to become a psychologist and he plans to help his community by providing counseling services that will encourage people to better understand themselves.

This honor student not only holds a 4.0 overall GPA at HT,  but he is heavily involved at Huston – Tillotson. Dominique is a member of several organizations on campus such as the HIV-AIDS Community Peer Advocacy Group,  HT Concert Choir, Psychology Club,  and Keep Austin Beautiful.

Huston-Tillotson University, in Austin, Tex., is the Foundation’s School of the Month for July which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities. The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

 Click here to support scholars like Dominique. 

Arsenio Brown of Huston-Tillotson University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

(Dallas – July 3) Arsenio Brown, a junior, sociology major from Newark, Calif., this week has been named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

This honor student and future personal injury attorney plans to have a successful career and support his community.

At HT, Arsenio is president of the Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, served as Junior Class president, will serve as  Senior Class president in the fall, and still finds time to volunteer at a local school.

Huston-Tillotson University, in Austin, Tex., is the Foundation’s School of the Month for July which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities. The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

 Click here to support scholars like Arsenio. 

Tom Joyner Foundation Names Huston-Tillotson University July School of the Month

Click here to make a donation to Huston-Tillotson University. 

The Tom Joyner Foundation is recognizing Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Tex., as the July 2014 School of the Month.

Listen below to part 1 and 2, respectively of an interview with Huston-Tillotson University president, Dr. Larry L. Earvin.

The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Huston-Tillotson as part of its on-going effort to assist these institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students attending HBCUs.

On October 24, 1952, Huston-Tillotson College was formed. The college was formed by the merger of Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College. The college officially changed its name to Huston-Tillotson University on February 28, 2005. 

Religious affiliations of the university include the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ. 

The president of Huston-Tillotson University (HT) is Dr. Larry L. Earvin. As the university is a not-for-profit corporation, Dr. Earvin also serves as chief executive officer of the corporation. 

HT awards awards undergraduates, four year degrees in disciplines such as business, education, and technology. The university is a diverse community welcoming students from all backgrounds.

Huston-Tillotson University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Austin, Texas and the only HBCU in South Central Texas.

As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month’, each school will be promoted by the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive those funds raised from listeners, alumni and other interested parties that month. The show, aired in 115 markets around the country, reaches nearly eight million listeners every week.

The Foundation’s ‘Schools of the Month’ for the rest of the year are as follows: August – Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta,Ga; September- Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VaOctober- Alabama State UniversityMontgomery, AlaNovember – Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, La.

Click here to make a donation to Huston-Tillotson University. 

#DiscoverHT Pre-Juneteenth Wine Event Recap

On Monday, June 16th, the Tom Joyner Foundation and Huston- Tillotson University (HT) partnered to bring an event for the Austin community to ‘Discover HT’. This event brought supporters to create funds for this historically black university.

Huston- Tillotson, established in 1881, is the oldest institution of higher learning in Austin and the only HBCU in South Central Texas. Huston-Tillotson College officially changed its name to Huston-Tillotson University on February 28, 2005, and has increased enrollment each year. Students at this University consider HT to be a great small, family-like atmosphere with friendly faculty and staff who genuinely have your best interest at heart.

Huston-Tillotson University, a private University, has been named the July 2014 Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month. This event was a great kickoff to help raise scholarship funds for students attending the university.

We want to thank Ms. Linda Jackson, Director of Public Relations and Marketing at Huston- Tillotson University and Austin Community College along with Chef Coi, from the hit television show Hell’s Kitchen. We also would like to thank our local sponsors Brown Distributing Company, Glazers, Rose ‘N Blum, and Sterling Vineyards.

Show your support for Huston- Tillotson and make a donation to this HBCU. www.tomjoynerfoundation.org 

About the Tom Joyner Foundation The Tom Joyner Foundation  was founded in 1998 as the brainchild of nationally syndicated radio personality, Tom Joyner. The mission of the Foundation is to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements. The Foundation has provided necessary support to every HBCU in its 16-year history to help sustain and preserve the legacies of these valuable institutions. Through fundraising and donor development initiatives, $65 million has been raised to support more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs. Additionally, the Foundation has recommended internships, offered matching grant support, and career development to deserving students. For all updates, scholarship information and HBCUs follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Pre-Juneteenth Wine Event to Discover HT!

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The Tom Joyner Foundation and Huston-Tillotson University are hosting a “Pre-Juneteenth Wine Event to Discover HT!” to help raise money for scholarships and books for students. The event will take place 6:00 p.m., June 16 at the Huston-Tillotson University Library, 900 Chicon St., in Austin, Texas.  Tax-deductible donations are $50.00 per person. You can make the donation by clicking on the “Donate Now” button below.

Huston-Tillotson will be the Foundation’s July “School of the Month”. The event is open to all past HT supporters, alumni and Austin area residents as well as business leaders, community dignitaries, elected officials, religious leaders and social/professional organizations.

For more information, please contact Jachel Redmond at jachel.redmond@tomjoynerfoundation.org.

About the Tom Joyner Foundation The Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) was founded in 1998 as the brainchild of nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The mission of the Foundation is to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements. The Foundation has provided necessary support to every HBCU in its 16-year history to help sustain and preserve the legacies of these valuable institutions. Through fundraising and donor development initiatives, $65 million has been raised to support more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs. Additionally, then Foundation has recommended internships, offered matching grant support, and career development to deserving students.  You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Huston-Tillotson University: Huston–Tillotson University is a historically black university in Austin, Texas, United States. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. Huston–Tillotson University awards four-year degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, science and technology. The University also offers alternative teacher certification and academic programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing post-graduate degrees in Law and Medicine.

Pre-Juneteenth Wine Event to Discover HT!