Southern University named November school of the month

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Southern University (SU), located in Baton Rouge, La., has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month” for November.

SU began in New Orleans in 1880 and moved to Baton Rouge in 1914. SU is the  largest of the five-campus Southern University System and the only historically black university system in the U.S.

Since its inception, the institution has provided the foundation for graduates to excel in careers such as business, education, and engineering. The institution has also gained national recognition as one of the top 10 highest producer of bachelor’s degrees awarded to African-Americans in the United States. Other recognitions  include the School of Nursing, which is among the top 10 producers of African-American nurses in the nation and the College of Engineering, who is among the top 10 producers of African-American students who receive undergraduate degrees in engineering.

The acting chancellor of SU is Mr. Flandus McClinton, Jr. Chancellor McClinton was named  by the Southern University Board of Supervisors on June 30, 2014 and officially took the office on July 1, 2014. McClinton is also an alumnus of SU where he received his B.S. degree in accounting in 1971.

Notable alumni include: Avery Johnson, former head coach for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Aenesas Williams, seven-time NFL “Pro Bowler”, and Dr. Sandra K. Johnson, IBM Master Inventor.

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.

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