The Tom Joyner Foundation is recognizing Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, as the May 2014 School of the Month.
Listen below to an interview with Central State president, Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond.
The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Central State 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.
With a legacy of over 125 years, Central State University is one of the oldest historically black universities. The university has fostered a legacy of academic and athletic achievements and is home to the nationally renowned Central State University Chorus, which has twice been nominated for a Grammy.
Student success is evident as Central State has been named an Ohio Center of Excellence in Emerging Technologies and an Ohio Center in Societal and Cultural Transformation. The university has also been recognized for its Pre-law program and manufacturing engineering program, which has a 100 percent job placement rate.
Central State offers a broad curriculum with over 30 bachelor’s degree programs and graduate programs in education. The opportunities offered at Central State prepare its students to become leaders for the future and beyond.
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: June- Texas Southern University, Houston, TX; July- Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX; August – Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta,GA; September- Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA; October- Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL; November – Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA.
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