The Tom Joyner Foundation is on the Road for the Magic City Classic and SU vs JSU

TextToDonateHomePageSlider1 The Tom Joyner Foundation is on the Road for the Magic City Classic and SU vs JSU

The Tom Joyner Foundation takes its support for HBCUs on the road this weekend. It will traveling to the Magic City Classic for the battle between Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University.

This is the 90th match up between the two Alabama teams dating back to 1924.

During October, Alabama State University has been the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month.This weekend while you meet up with friends, old classmates and enjoy a weekend of classic football, take time to donate to your alma mater.

The Tom Joyner Joyner Foundation has made donating easier than ever. All you have to do is Text TOM AAMU or TOM ASU to 80888 and your $10 donation will support the HBCU of your choice.

The Tom Joyner Foundation will also be at the Southern University Baton Rouge vs Jackson State University this weekend for another highly anticipated football match up.

These two teams have been going back in forth the last few weeks as the game nears closer. The cross town rivalry only has a distance of 176 miles in between them and it should be a good battle on the field and in the stands.

Southern University Baton Rouge is the Tom Joyner Foundation November School of the month for 2014.

You can support both of these HBCUs!  All you have to do is Text TOM SUBR or TOM JSU to 80888 and your $10 donation will support the HBCU of your choice.

 

Edward Lowman of Alabama State University Named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

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Edward Lowman – ASU

[Dallas, TX - October 23rd,2014]

Student: Edward Lowman

Hometown : Mobile, Alabama

Major/ Class: Biology/Secondary Education – Junior

Edward Lowman, a Junior at  Alabama State University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar for this week.

He is originally from Mobile and currently has a 3.64 GPA. He is majoring in Biology and Secondary Education  and wants to pursue a career as a principal of science magnet high school. Edward takes pride in being active on the campus of  Alabama State. He is involved  with the NAACP, Red Cross and gives back to the community of Mobile by participating in Big Brother Big Sisters and the Mobile Fine Arts Council.

He lives by the motto : “Live each day being better than I was the day before”

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.

Which Band Will Take the 5thQuarter? #MagicCityClassic

[Dallas, TX - October 21,2014]

 Magic City Classic takes place this weekend in Birmingham Alabama which is also known as the Magic City.

This game  features Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University, two of Alabama’s most prominent historically black universities and is being played at Legion Field. This classic began back in 1924 and Alabama A&M leads this Classic Match up 38-36-3. But Alabama State University looks to make their winning streak to 3 games in this classic match-up this weekend.

But the real question most students, alumni, and game attendees is who will win the 5th Quarter Battle of the Bands? The match up between the Might Marching Hornets and the Marching Maroon & White will be a site to see. [WATCH] Both bands marching this year.

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Howard Alum Dr. Roger A. Mitchell, Jr. Details His Journey To Freedom In New Book

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Updated: 10/22/2014 9:56 AM CST By Tom Joyner Foundation

Date: October 22,2014

Contact: Angelique R. Mitchell

(202) 441-1976

angeliquemiitch@gmail.com / info@freedomhasaprice.com

WASHINGTON, DC, October 22,2014 – Dr. Roger A. Mitchell Jr., the youngest Chief Medical Examiner on the East Coast, has penned his first narrative nonfiction book, The Price of Freedom: A Son’s Journey. The Price of Freedom offers readers a no-holds-barred look into Dr. Mitchell’s life as he embarks on a fatherless journey into manhood, due to his once loving and attentive father’s crippling addiction to cocaine. It is through his faith in God, determination, and sheer gumption that Dr. Mitchell perserveres in high school, college and medical school while achieving several “firsts” along the way.

Dr. Mitchell has come full circle in forgiving his absentee father and realizing the ultimate liberty and peace in wholeheartedly serving others. One of the primary reasons Dr. Mitchell wrote this book is because he believes, ” Mentors help young people navigate and interpret life lessons. Weather that mentor is in the form of family, friends, a coach or a counselor, having a consistent caring adult in the life of a young person may arguably be the single most important predictor of success”

“The Price of Freedom is a powerful and timely masterpiece the illustrates the importance of mentoring beginning in the home, forgiveness being paramount to healing, and the internal and external transformation that takes place when a man commits to a life of service. Bravo!”

Stephen Powell, Executive Director, Mentoring USA

The Price of Freedom: A Son’s Journey is available online wherever books are sold. (Paperback ISBN 978-0-692-25264-2);(Kindle ISBN 978-0-692-27689-1)

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About The Author

Dr. Roger Mitchell Jr is board certified in Anatomic And Forensic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. He is a Fellow with the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME).

Roger A. Mitchell, Jr. MD is what one would call a modern day CSI, He is a board certified Forensic Pathologist & Medical Examiner and graduate of Howard University. Dr. Mitchell has performed over 1300 autopsies and is the 1st African American man in FBI DNA Laboratories. Dr. Mitchell’s latest achievement comes as he details his life of service in his new book “The Price Of Freedom: A Son’s Journey”.

If you would like to make a donation to Dr. Mitchell’s Alma Mater Howard University  Click Here

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

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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.

[ Watch ] Shaw University get “HAPPY”

Foundation, Alabama State to Host Fundraiser at Atlanta Art Gallery

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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”

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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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