United Nations & Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Partner To Bring Global Initiatives To High School Students

AKA United Nations United Nations & Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Partner To Bring Global Initiatives To High School Students


The United Nations Association and the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. have partnered to identify a new generation of ambassadors in an effort to support the United Nations Global initiatives.

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. stated “Our chapters are excited to be able to implement the UNA/USA Global Classrooms Project to prepare today’s youth for an increasingly global and complex society”. Through this special partnership The UN will train 10 regional AKA’s in preparation for them to roll out the United Nations centered educational programming to 900 local chapters.

The regional representatives and local chapters will be trained through model UN simulations and globally focused workshops. The training will equip the local chapters with the tools and resources needed to take the initiative to the surrounding communities to conduct outreach & model UN classroom simulations informing the community about the UN’s missions and goals. The training will also be taught to high school students, giving them hands on experience and preparing them to become UN ambassadors & global citizens. The partnership is slated to last until mid 2016.

Shaw University To Save $2 Million or More Over The Next Year

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Dr.Gaddis Faulcon

Shaw University is saving big dollars for its scholars.

Interim President, Dr.Gaddis Faulcon introduced a cost saving plan for Shaw that is aimed at giving the university  fiscal stability. The savings comes from organizational restructuring, including the elimination of vacant positions & personnel reductions. Although Shaw has faced management changes Faulcon’s leadership comes with experience, and his plan gives the school hope. He has worked at Shaw since 1998 serving in a variety of positions including dean and professor. If this works out as planned Shaw will save nearly $2 million in the coming year.

Shaw University established in 1865 is the oldest HBCU in the south, it offers more than 30 degree programs and serves over 2,100 students. Shaw is home to alums such as Gladys Knight, Ella Baker, Shirley Ceasar and Ronald “Flip” Murray.  If you would like to donate to Shaw University to help keep their HBCU strong Click Here.

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Foundation, Alabama State to Host Fundraiser at Atlanta Art Gallery

Photograph Dr. Boyd Foundation, Alabama State to Host Fundraiser at Atlanta Art Gallery

The Alabama State University Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter is sponsoring a  reception and fundraiser honoring Gwendolyn Boyd, the university’s president.

The “Art Affair” , a joint event between ASU MAAC and the Tom Joyner Foundation,  will take place between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 18 at the ZuCot Gallery, 330 Chapel Street (corner of Centennial  Park and Chapel), Atlanta, Ga. 30313.

Click on the button below to make a donation of $25.00. If you are unable to attend the event, you may also donate any amount to help support Alabama State.

At the event, a percentage of any of the art sold will be donated to the Foundation to help ASU.

Alabama State University 'Art Affair' at ZuCot Gallery




Jeremy Crum of Alabama State University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

Jeremy Crum Jeremy Crum of Alabama State University Named Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar

Jeremy Crum – ASU

[Dallas,TX - October 16th,2014]

Student: Jeremy Crum

Hometown : Selma, Alabama

Major/ Class: Physical Education – Senior

Jeremy Crum, a Senior at  Alabama State University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar for this week.

He is originally from Selma , Alabama and currently has a 3.88 GPA. He is majoring in Physical Education and wants to pursue a career as a Physical Education teacher and future High school Principal. Jeremy is very active on the campus of Alabama State,  he is the current Vice President of the ASU Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.  He  is also Vice President of the Health and Recreation Club, serves as a Golden Ambassador. You can also find Jeremy serving in the local community around Alabama State University

His life motto is : You may fall many times, but always stand up

Alabama State University is  located in Montgomery, Ala., was founded in 1867 in Marion, Ala.  The institution, formed as the Lincoln Normal School, is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.

The Alabama State new President is Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd. She is not only an alumnus of Alabama State, but is also the university’s first female president.

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.

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Hampton University Awarded $3.5 Million to Increase Minority STEM Majors

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Hampton University

[Dallas,TX - October 16, 2014]

“A Standard of Excellence”

The Hampton University First in the World Partnership (HU-FITWP) has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  The project goal is to increase the access to and affordability of a university education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines (STEM) for underrepresented, and or low-income students.

“After receiving nearly 500 applications from around the country, we’re excited to announce Hampton University will receive a First in the World grant, funded for the first time this year,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.  “Each grantee demonstrated a high-quality, creative and sound approach to expand college access and improve student outcomes.  We are confident these projects will have a positive impact on increasing access and completion and help us reach President Obama’s 2020 goal, to once again have the highest share of college graduates in the world.”

“While the number of STEM jobs continues to increase, the number of underrepresented minorities graduating with degrees in these fields remains low,” said HamptonUniversity President Dr. William R. Harvey. “We believe the Hampton University First in the World Partnership will provide minority students with access to a university STEM education and the tools necessary to be successful and graduate.”

The project goal is to serve 1,056 students over four years. The anticipated results include an increase in college success/persistence for underrepresented, under prepared and/or low-income STEM students, increased earning potential for students, decreased societal costs and more STEM-qualified underrepresented graduates.

Read more about Hampton University and its new grant here.


Foundation, Denny’s Launch Scholarship

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Students from Black Colleges Eligible to Win $30,000 in Scholarships for Submitting Their Experiences on Combating Hunger in their Communities

 DALLASOctober 15, 2014 – The Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, have partnered for the third year for the Hungry For Education (HFE) scholarship program for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

As part of the partnership, twelve (12) deserving students from HBCUs will receive a $2,500 scholarship from Denny’s and the Tom Joyner Foundation. The program starts October 15 and ends December 1, 2014. Full-time students at any fully certified HBCU can apply for the scholarship. Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 to 4.0. To be eligible to get a summer internship at Denny’s working on projects involving HBCUs, the 12 finalists will submit up to a 90-second video to further explain the details of their essay.

To apply, students must submit an essay of 200 words or less on the topic, “Describe your most memorable community service or activity to combat hunger.” To complete the process, complete the form below.

This scholarship program, launched in 2013 by John Miller, Denny’s president and CEO , is part of the company’s “No Kid Hungry” Campaign, which is setting out to reduce the number of children who have access to regular meals. Statistics show 1 in 5 children in this country go hungry. Denny’s is recognizing high school and college students for their efforts to come up with solutions to eliminate child hunger.

The Foundation will be reviewing applications and winners will be announced in December 2014.

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 14-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. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Denny’s

Denny’s is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants. Denny’s currently has almost 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 100 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Chile, El Salvador and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit www.dennys.com and www.dennysdiversity.com.

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Clark Atlanta University Receives A $231,000 Grant From Chevron

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[Dallas, TX - October 13th, 2014]

CAU Receives A $231,000 Grant From Chevron for Business And Engineering Scholarships

At the end of  September Chevron Corporation announced  that it would provide a $231,500 grant for scholarships and to support enrichment programs for Clark Atlanta University’s (CAU) business and engineering students.  This is the third award of more than $200,000 from Chevron since 2011.

Trisa Long Paschal, vice president for Institutional Advancement and University Relations, said, “We at CAU are grateful for our long-standing ties with Chevron and for its model corporate citizenship in supporting higher education and related strategic initiatives.  It is always our pleasure to welcome Chevron executives to campus to meet our talented students and continue strengthening exchange with these relationships that, in many ways, are as important as the company’s generous scholarship support.”

Joe Laymon, Chevron’s vice president of Human Resources, Medical and Security, and a member of CAU’s board of trustees, said, “Our ongoing relationship with CAU is important for a few reasons, especially for the pool of talented CAU students in engineering, supply chain management, marketing, security and other majors who will make great contributions in the corporate arena and in their own families and communities.  To support them in their matriculation is an investment that assures immeasurable return.”

Selected CAU students, administrators and faculty who participated in the presentation, which took place during a Sept. 30 scholars’ luncheon, shared their appreciation.  Interim Dean Charles Moses of CAU’s School of Business Administration said, “As wonderful as our history is, we would not have much of a future without the assistance of our corporate partners, and Chevron has been one of the most generous.”

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide.  The company’s success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of its employees and their application of the most innovative technologies in the world.

Clark Atlanta University was the Tom Joyner Foundation August School of the Month. Continue to show your support for this HBCU by click here.

What is Better than a $2.1 Million Dollar Gift?

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Virginia Union University


[Dallas , TX - October 12,2014]

VUU receives $2 million gift from anonymous donor!

The Virginia Union University Board of Trustees  announced over the weekend that they received a gift of $2.1 million, the largest one-time cash gift from a single living donor in the university’s history.  The Board also approved the anonymous donor’s wishes that the bulk of the money be used to pay the remaining debt on the Learning Center, the conference and seminar facility that anchors the university’s new Living and Learning Center.  According to the donor’s wishes, the Living and Learning Center will be named for Virginia Union President Dr. Claude G. Perkins.

“The naming of the Center after Dr. Perkins is appropriate because of his transformative leadership,” said Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of the Virginia Union University Board of Trustees.  “It’s the work of Dr. Perkins these past five years that makes it possible for someone to visit this campus and be inspired to give a gift of this magnitude.”

“We cannot express enough our gratitude to this very generous donor,” Dr. Perkins added.

The $100,000 that will remain after the Learning Center $2 million debt is paid will be used to establish an endowment to support the Virginia Union Art Museum Galleries.  The endowment will be named “The FUNd at VUU.”


Homecoming Weekend 10.11.14 – Whose School will have the Best?

[Dallas, TX. - October 10th, 2014]

Nothing beats homecoming weekend at a historically black college or university, but whose school has the best?

Homecoming – Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back alumni of a school. It is a tradition in many universities, colleges and high schools in the United States. It usually includes activities for students and alumni, such as sports and culture events and a parade through the streets of the city or town.

Cast your Vote Below

10.11.14 Homecoming Weekend- Which HBCU will have the best ?

  • PVAMU (57%, 30 Votes)
  • Jackson State University (25%, 13 Votes)
  • Virginia Union University (8%, 4 Votes)
  • Norfolk State University (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Miles College (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Livingstone College (2%, 1 Votes)
  • West Virginia State (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 53

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Dr. Frank G. Pogue Named Interim President Of Cheyney University


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Former Grambling State University President Dr. Frank Pogue has been named interim president of Cheyney University.

Dr.Pogue took on the role as interim president of Grambling State University in 2009 and became permanent president six months later. He retired in June of this year. Dr. Pogue was selected as interim president by The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, due to his extensive experience in education. He brings over 50 years of experience in higher education serving a decade of that in Pennsylvania’s State System Of Education as president Of Edinboro University. Prior to his role at Edinboro University he served in positions at Meharry College, Chicago State University, and Chatham College and has held the position of interim president at four different institutions. Excited about his new position, Dr. Pogue is looking forward to contributing to the many successes of Cheyney University. The staff of Cheyney eagerly await the arrival of Dr. Pogue’s leadership stating “He understands the unique challenges facing Historically Black Colleges and Universities from his recent leadership of Grambling State University. He will provide a strong, steady hand to lead Cheyney during this period of transition and has both the experience and the vision to move the university forward.” Dr. Pogue’s role as interim president begins on November 3rd.

Cheyney University is the oldest HBCU in the nation and is a comprehensive university that offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 disciplines and a master’s degree in education. If you would like to make a donation to Cheyney University please click here