Foundation Celebrates HBCUs, Alumni and Parents at Family Reunion Event

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Also, don’t forget: The Tom Joyner Foundation is hosting a black college presidents’ roundtable discussion, moderated by Orlando’s media personal Monica May.

The event, featuring  a discussion on the latest trends and issues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will take place between 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Friday on the Expo Stage at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Fla.

The participating presidents are Dr. Elmira Mangum, president, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Fla., Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., president of Alabama Agricultural Mechanical University, Normal, Ala. and Eddie N. Moore, Jr., interim president and chief executive officer, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va.  LeRoy Pernell, dean of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law, also will be participating in the discussion. May is the on-air personality for the Tom Joyner Morning Show at STAR 94.5 FM.

On Saturday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in St. George 112, Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Tom Joyner Foundation, will moderate the “Alumni Business Meeting”, a discussion for HBCU alumni and parents of students attending HBCUs.  Participants will learn more about current trends in higher education, and how you can help support HBCUs. Attendees will also learn more about Allstate’s Quotes for Education partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation and how getting a quote for insurance translates into $10.00  per  quote to the Tom Joyner Foundation up to  $200, 000.00 in scholarship support.  Allstate also wants you to show your “school pride” by voting for your favorite HBCU, the winning school  will get $50,000 for  scholarships .  

Morgan State University Student Athlete Marquese Meadow Dies From A Heat Stroke

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The Morgan State University Bears are mourning the loss of  football player Marquese Meadow. Meadow, a native of Washington D.C was a freshman at Morgan State & a football player for the Bears. On August 10th during one of the teams work out sessions the 6-foot-2, 300 pound defensive lineman  fell ill and was rushed to the hospital after reportedly becoming disoriented. After spending two weeks in the hospital, Marquese never regained consiousness from the coma and passed away on Sunday August 24th at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His autopsy results revealed that he died of heat stroke. Further details are unavalaible at this time.  Morgan State University described him as an “unselfish and a affable young man off the field but also a fierce competitor”. The Morgan State University family sends condolences to Mr. Meadow’s loved ones and are praying for their strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Black College Presidents’ Panel, Alumni Meeting to Take Place at Tom Joyner Family Reunion

 Black College Presidents’ Panel, Alumni Meeting to Take Place at Tom Joyner Family Reunion

Dr. Elmira Mangum, Floria A&M University

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Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., Alabama A&M

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Eddie N. Moore, Jr., Norfolk State University

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LeRoy Pernell, Florida A&M University Law School

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Orlando’s Monica May, radio host, author and speaker to moderate event

(DALLAS – August 27) The Tom Joyner Foundation is hosting a black college presidents’ roundtable discussion, moderated by Orlando’s media personal Monica May.

The event, featuring  a discussion on the latest trends and issues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will take place between 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Friday on the Expo Stage at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Fla.

The participating presidents are Dr. Elmira Mangum, president, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Fla., Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., president of Alabama Agricultural Mechanical University, Normal, Ala. and Eddie N. Moore, Jr., interim president and chief executive officer, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va.  LeRoy Pernell, dean of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law, also will be participating in the discussion. May is the on-air personality for the Tom Joyner Morning Show at STAR 94.5 FM.

On Saturday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in St. George 112, Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Tom Joyner Foundation, will moderate the “Alumni Business Meeting”, a discussion for HBCU alumni and parents of students attending HBCUs.  Participants will learn more about current trends in higher education, and how you can help support HBCUs. Attendees will also learn more about Allstate’s Quotes for Education partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation and how getting a quote for insurance translates into $10.00  per  quote to the Tom Joyner Foundation up to  $200, 000.00 in scholarship support.  Allstate also wants you to show your “school pride” by voting for your favorite HBCU, the winning school  will get $50,000 for  scholarships .

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Aaron Chambers of Clark Atlanta University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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Aaron Chambers – CAU

 

[ Dallas, TX- August 28, 2014]

“OPPORTUNITY STARTS AT HOME”

Aaron Chambers, is a Sophomore, Computer Science/Engineering major, from Beaumont, TX  , has been named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

This future systems engineer plans to develop designs for cutting edge software. At Clark Atlanta, Aaron  is a member of the National Society of  Black Engineers, has  been accepted into the Isabella Jenkins Honors Program. Not only that Aaron is the pitcher for the Clark Atlanta University Varsity Baseball Team. Chambers is also heavily involved in the Atlanta community as he volunteers with Meals on Wheels and supports a local homeless shelter.Aaron lives by the motto shared with him from his father; “The prize is yours, just do the work to claim it.”

Clark Atlanta University, in Atlanta, Georgia., is the Foundation’s School of the Month for August 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 Aaron Chambers.

 

8 Thousand Pounds of Food Distributed from Edward Waters College

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[Dallas, TX. - August 26th, 2014]

 The Edward Waters College Schell Sweet Community Resource Center and the Nourishment Network held their monthly food distribution Saturday, August 23rd where 370 families in need were able to receive food.

Every fourth Saturday of the month, around 8,000 pounds of food provided by the Nourishment Network is distributed. Each recipient leaves with about three-bags of non-perishable food. This past Saturday, recipients also received one 13-pound turkey and a bag with 10 chicken drumsticks. The monthly food distributions are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“It is very crucial and important for our clients to receive this food,” said the Director of the Schell Sweet Community Resource Center, Marie Heath. “This is the only way many families are able to have food on their dinner tables at the end of the month.”

The Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center was named the Hunger Champion in 2013 by the Florida Department of Children and Families for its efforts in connecting the community to the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This is the fifth year the Schell Sweet Community Resource Center has been hosting the monthly food distributions.

Edward Waters College (EWC), accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges, and Schools (SACS) and member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is a private, historically black, urban college which offers a liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on the Christian principles of high moral and spiritual values. EWC was established in 1866 and is an African Methodist Episcopal Church-related institution of learning. It is the oldest private institution of higher education in the state of Florida.

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UVI Research and Technology Park Awarded Leed Green Building Certification

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[Dallas, TX- August 25, 2014]

UVI RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PARK (RTPARK) 64 WEST CENTER AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS LEED  GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION

RTPark’s 64 West Center building has been awarded  LEED® Silver Certification, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), according to Ms. Denise Kurg, RTPark’s Deputy Director of Facilities and Operations.

LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. “RTPark’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and RTPark’s 64 West Center serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”

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RTPark’s 64 West Center achieved LEED certification by incorporating sustainable strategies throughout the project’s design, construction and operational phases, including energy, lighting, water and material uses, which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions, contributes to a healthier environment for visitors and tenants, and lowers costs.

“RTPark’s 64 West Center was the first of what now are several sustainable initiatives underway on the campuses of UVI,” stated University of the Virgin Islands

President Dr. David Hall.

Read more on RTPark’s by clicking here

Buick Achievers from North Carolina A&T University Meet N.C. Governor Pat McCrory

 

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[Dallas, Tx - August 25th, 2014 ]

North Carolina A&T University Marketing student Deneace Williams and mechanical engineering student Kris Wiedenheft were selected among 100 students in the nation to receive the 2014 Buick Achievers Scholarship.

Upon winning the renewable scholarships the Aggies were invited to meet N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory and General Motors representatives at the Governor’s Mansion on August 12.

“These students have made our state proud with their hard work, determination to succeed and thirst for knowledge,” Gov. McCrory said in a release published by the Governor’s office on August 12.

Supported by General Motors, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is designed to assist students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. This year the program awarded a total of $2.5 million in scholarships to its 100 recipients.

Read more on these North Carolina A&T Aggies by  clicking here.

Claflin University Professor Among Artists at Famed IFAM

 

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[Dallas,TX - August 22, 2014]

Growing up on a reservation along the U.S.-Canadian border, Anthony Deiter did what other young, Native men did – he began working as a tradesman.

Today, Deiter is a digital media arts professor and interim chair of the Art Department at Claflin University. And this weekend, he will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the renowned Indigenous Fine Art Market, which highlights the crème of the crop in Native American arts.

IFAM is a celebration of Native art and the cultures that inspire it. The juried art show includes only the highest-quality artwork –paintings, beadwork, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and more – by some 400 acclaimed Native American artists. Also featured will be cultural performance stages and booths representing tribal diversity through music, dance, the spoken and written word, and more. IFAM is set for Aug. 21-23 at the Santa Fe Railyard.

“This is one of the most prestigious venues for indigenous art in North America, indeed the world,” said Deiter, of the File Hills Cree Nation in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. “I feel quite honored to have made the list.”

During IFAM, Deiter will be in the presence of such acclaimed artists as self-taught Navajo goldsmith Ric Charlie – whose one-of-a-kind jewelry can sell for as much as $20,000 apiece – and Crow Nation painter Kevin Red Star.

“I’m going in there with no expectations,” he continued. “I’m 52, and when I was 32, I thought I’d be there, at this show. It just took that long. I’ve got lots of shows behind me, but not on the scale of this one.”

Deiter’s digital and traditional works have previously been displayed in such galleries and museums as the prestigious Grand Palais in Paris, France; the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York City;

Read More about Anthony Dieter by clicking here

Devonte Leitch of Clark Atlanta University named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

[Dallas, TX. - August 21, 2014]

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Devonte Leitch – CAU

“OPPORTUNITY STARTS AT HOME”

 Devonte Leitch, is a Senior, Accounting major, Mathematics minor from Trenton, NJ  , has been named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

Devonte plans to attend graduate school and prepare for his  CPA exam to become a premier Accountant.  At Clark Atlanta University, Devonte is heavily involved with the Global Leadership Academy, Golden Key International Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, National Association of Black Accountants and  The Caribbean Association .
 Devonte  lives by a Motto of  a great designer Donatella Versace  “Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas”

Clark Atlanta University, in Atlanta, Georgia., is the Foundation’s School of the Month for August 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 Devonte Leitch

Tuskegee University Students Have Returned Safely #TUTogether

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Dear Tuskegee University Community,

 

Thank you for your support and prayers. All six of our students in Liberia have returned safely to the United States. The group had been participating in a study abroad program in Monrovia, Liberia, and was delayed due to flight cancellations by British Airways as a result of the Ebola outbreak.

The university was able to secure alternate travel arrangements for the students and they left the country on Sunday. They were greeted this evening by a host of alumni in Atlanta along with the Student Government Association president, and Mr. and Miss Tuskegee University.

President Johnson was unable to greet the students due to a delay with his return flight into Atlanta. Most of the students returned home with their families. Although they have been delayed for the fall semester, the university has handled all of their academic arrangements and they are excused from classes at the moment.

Read the rest of this press release here.
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