2014 Tom Joyner Foundation HBCU Give-A-Thon

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The 2014 Tom Joyner Foundation HBCU Give-A-thon is scheduled for the first Saturday in November. HBCUs, HBCU national associations and local alumni chapters, as well as other interested organizations are encouraged to participate.

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2014 HBCU Give-A-Thon

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Korey Lewis of Huston-Tillotson University named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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Korey Lewis (Huston-Tillotson)

(Dallas – July  31) - Korey Lewis, a sophomore, marketing major, Pre-law minor from New Orleans, La., has been named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.
Korey’s  future aspiration is to become a business entrepreneur and impact the  community through providing products and services to better the community.
At Huston -Tillotson , Korey is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, Marketing Club, Student Government Association and the Oxford Club. Korey also serves as a peer mentor for the university.

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 donate to support scholars like Korey Lewis.

Black Television News Channel at FAMU Seeks Waiver from FCC

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D. traveled to the Capitol last week to help seek a waiver from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the new Black Television News Channel, which will be housed in the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC).

The FCC regulates interstate and international communication by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. President Mangum met with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) to discuss the channel and the need for a waiver. Other members of the FAMU leadership, including Ann Wead Kimbrough, dean of the FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, also met with Rep. Steve Southerland (R-FL), FCC Commissioners and their staffs.

The university’s collaboration with Black Television News Channel is integral to the sustained success of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication’s (SJGC) stellar record in providing relevant, state-of-the-art training to rising multimedia journalists and visual communicators,” said Kimbrough.
“The BTNC initiative with FAMU will help to improve sorely needed information and educational programming to a targeted audience.”

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Over the last two decades 18 black-owned and operated full-power television networks that have ceased to exist. BTNC aims to fill that void as the only cable television network in the U.S. fully-dedicated to broadcasting news that will be culturally specific to the African American community. The mission of BTNC is to produce programming that is informative, educational, entertaining, inspiring and empowering to the black viewing audience. Construction will soon begin in SJGC’s 100,000-square-foot facility for a 24-hour, multi-platform news network, the Black Television News Channel.  BTNC also will offer hundreds of internships and other training opportunities to students enrolled at FAMU and all collegiate students of color at schools nationwide.

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

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Dominique Jones

(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. 

The Cleveland Council of Black Colleges Alumni Association Coordinates TJF Scholarships

Edited: 7/23/2014 5:29 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

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The Ford African Ancestry Book Scholarship Recipients

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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.

Their Purpose:

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.

Want more information on the Cleveland Council of Black Colleges Alumni Association ? Click here.

 

Central State University Football Program Receives a $10,000 Donation

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Troy L. Garner, pastor at Fellowship of Faith Church in Huntsville, Ala. has donated $10,000 to the Central State University Marauders Football program.

“We love and believe in Coach Pearl, and we want to sow into Coach Pearl and the Central State University Football Program because we want him to be successful.  There is an old biblical principle that says, “You can’t beat God’s giving.  The more you give the more he gives back to you. God sends blessings to whom he can send blessings through.”

Coach Cedric Pearl, head football coach for the Central State University Marauders football team said, “We would like to thank Pastor Troy and the Fellowship of Faith Baptist Church.  The funds will be used to enhance the team locker room and to purchase new equipment.”

Before coming to Central State, Coach Pearl served as interim head football coach, the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs in Huntsville, Ala.  Coach Peal has also worked with his Alma mater, the Tuskegee University Tigers, at the onset of his career.

Coach Pearl received his undergraduate degree in social work and his graduate degree in counseling and student development from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala.

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FAMU Professors Awarded 100K by the National Science Foundation Grant

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FAMU HBCU FAMU Professors Awarded 100K by the National Science Foundation Grant

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research to fund a project entitled “EAGER: Magnetic Interrogation of Mesoscale Materials.”

EAGER is a materials research program that brings together the disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. The grant dollars will fund a pilot program housed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the world’s highest-powered magnet laboratory, which is located in Tallahassee.

“This will be the beginning of a great research collaboration between FAMU and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and will have a huge impact on the research capacity of FAMU,” said physics professor Mogus Mochena, Ph.D, the project’s principal investigator.

The grant proposal was a collaborative effort between Mochena, chemistry professor Nelly Mateeva, Ph.D., and FAMU-FSU College of Engineering professor Subramanian Ramakrishnan, Ph.D. The project will also enlist the research talents of additional faculty members from FAMU’s Departments of Physics and Chemistry, the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and faculty members from Florida State University’s Departments of Physics and Chemistry.

What the Research will Focus On?

According to Dr. Mochena, the research will focus on multiple components, including sustainable energy production systems that take advantage of water splitting. Water splitting is the separation of water into oxygen and hydrogen with the intent of extracting hydrogen. Hydrogen is a clean source of energy and is the basis for what is known as the hydrogen economy, a system of delivering or storing energy using hydrogen. Researchers will study magnetic molecules as facilitators to speed up the releasing of oxygen during the splitting process.

Successful completion of the program will provide FAMU researchers with opportunities to acquire millions of dollars in additional grant funding from the NSF Partnership for Research and Education in Materials, as well as further the university’s continued efforts to help strengthen the nation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

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Four Edward Waters Teams Named “NAIA Scholar Teams”

Updated: 7/18/2014 12:02 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Edward Waters College (EWC) Athletic Department is pleased to report that four of the institution’s athletic programs earned the distinction of “NAIA Scholar Teams” for the 2013-14 academic year. Every school year the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) offers the academic award based on a team’s grade point average rather than individual classroom performance.

For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team’s grade-point average includes all varsity student-athletes certified as eligible.

Earning the honor this year are EWC’s baseball, volleyball, women’s track and field, and women’s cross country teams.

  • Women’s Cross-Country, 3.28 GPA
  • Women’s Track and Field,  3.17 GPA
  • Women’s Volleyball, 3.11 GPA
  • Baseball, 3.06 GPA

A third of the students that attend Edward Waters College also play for an athletic team. They must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible to participate. Every Edward Waters College student-athlete will begin their journey once again to qualify for NAIA individual and team awards when fall classes start August 19, 2014.

Want to know more about Edward Waters College? Check out a video of the Edward Waters College Story. If you’d like to make a donation to support Edward Waters, click here

 

Wiley College Voted Best HBCU Choir

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Tom Joyner Foundation Weekly Poll

Congratulations to the Wiley College 100 Voice A Cappella choir. We challenged the Tom Joyner Foundation supporters to vote on the best HBCU Choir in our weekly poll question. The poll drew in more than 120, 000 thousand voters who support these individual institutions.  The Wiley College A Cappella is one of the best collegiate choirs in the United States.  They have performed twice at the White House for a special concert for President Obama and his family. Recently, they just returned from a trip to Japan where twenty members of the Wiley’s 100-voice A Cappella choir traveled to Japan to join the  2014 International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU) Conference.

Wiley College is a four-year, private, historically black, liberal arts college located on the west side of Marshall, Texas. Founded in 1873 by the Methodist Episcopal Church’s Bishop Isaac Wiley and certified in 1882 by the Freedman’s Aid Society, it is noted as one of the oldest predominantly black colleges west of the Mississippi River. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and the UNCF.

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Ernest Smith of Huston-Tillotson University Named Tom Joyner Foundation ” Hercules Scholar “

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Ernest Smith, Huston – Tillotson

(Dallas – July 17) Ernest Smith, a sophomore, sociology  major from Fort Worth, Tex., has been named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

Ernest wants to become a  counselor to assist  troubled teens and help them become productive citizens.

At HT, Ernest is a member of the Ram’s Track team and he also serves as a peer tutor.

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 Ernest.