Omega Psi Phi Celebrates Anniversary

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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college, is celebrating its 103rd anniversary.

The fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three Howard University undergraduates, — Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper, Frank Coleman and Dr. Ernest Everett Just.

Tom Joyner is a member of Omega Psi Phi where he joined while he was a student at Tuskegee University.
To continue to support the Tom Joyner Foundation and its efforts to support HBCU’s.
Donate $19.11 to your HBCU or the HBCU of your choice in honor of the Omega Psi Phi founders day.
Notable  Omegas
  • Langston Hughes – The Black poet laureate, excelled as a poet, playwright, novelist, lyricist, and humorist
  • Sterling Brown- Teacher, poet, writer, Professor Emeritus of Literature at Howard University, has a special foundation for folk culture and jazz music
  • Roland Hayes- Internationally known tenor of the 1920’s; sang in five different languages
  • Max Roach – Internationally known drummer
  • William H. “Bill” Cosby – Comedian, author, and actor
  • William (Count) Basie- Internationally known pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader
  • Joe Torry – Comedian, author, actor, and producer
  • Steve Harvey – Comedian and actor
  • Rickey Smiley – Comedian and actor
  • Tom Joyner – Radio show host
 

Foundation & Alabama State Alumni to Host Mimosas, Fish & Grits

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The Tom Joyner Foundation and the Montgomery Chapter of the Alabama State University National Alumni Association, Inc. will be hosting a “Mimosas, Fish & Grits” fundraiser at 10 p.m. Friday, November 21st.

This will take place after the Chaka Khan Concert.

The 2014 homecoming celebration event will take place at Odessa’s Blessings, 726 Forest Avenue, Montgomery, Ala.

A minimum donation of $20 is expected.

ASU Mimosas, Fish and Grits

 

2015 Tom Joyner Foundation Full-Ride Scholarship Application

The Tom Joyner Foundation® announced the ‘Full Ride’ scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2015.

“The cost of a college education isn’t getting any cheaper,” said Tom Joyner, chairman of his Foundation and host of the top-ranked nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning show. “So, I want to help a graduating high school senior with a chance to attend a black college to pursue their dreams.”

Past Full Ride Scholars have impressive backgrounds, including last year’s winner, Titus Zeigler, who was a top student at Atlanta’s Henry W. Grady High School. The future trauma surgeon was a member of the Junior ROTC program, tutored kids at a local middle school and volunteered at the Atlanta Food Bank. Britney Wilson, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., who graduated from Howard University, is now in her second year of law school at the University of Pennsylvania. Another one of our Full Ride Scholars Cheyenne Boyce graduated from  Spelman College earlier this year, where she was an international relations major who is fluent in Japanese.

Students will receive full tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters to cover on-campus room and board and books. Students must meet the required academic standards each semester to renew the funds each year. Graduating high school seniors can apply for the scholarship by going to the Tom Joyner Foundation website at http://www.tomjoynerfoundation.org to complete the application. Students must have their schools mail their transcripts and recommendations to the Foundation at P.O. Box 630495, Irving, TX 75063-0495.

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

1)  A United States Citizen

2) Current high school seniors attending school in the United States (applicant must be anticipating completion of high school degree in the spring of 2015).

3) Minimum high school grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00 grade scale, excluding home school studies) and Minimum SAT score of 2100 (combined math essay and verbal score) or ACT score of 30.

4) Applicants must apply and be accepted to an HBCU by July 1, 2015.

5) Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.

 The applications must be postmarked no later than January 16th, 2015. Interviews will occur in April 2015.

  • Please give us the name of at least one of your parents or primary guardian.
  • Please type in the name of the high school you are currently attending.
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Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation has raised more than $65 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges. It has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. You can learn more at http://tomjoynerfoundation.org

Southern University named November school of the month

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Click here to make a donation to support Southern University.

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.

Click here to make a donation to support Southern University.

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The Tom Joyner Foundation & The Links, Inc. Partner For A Magic City Classic Fundraiser

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Help The Tom Joyner Foundation and The Links, Inc. bring an extra touch of magic to the 73rd Annual Magic City Classic. Alabama State University is The Tom Joyner Foundation’s School Of The Month for October 2014 and, as part of the campaign, we have partnered with the Magic City Links Chapter for a special fundraising initiative.  

Throughout the entire Magic City weekend, please join us as we stand and cheer for our favorite Magic City teams and for HBCUs by showing your support with a heartfelt donation to this special campaign! You can choose to support the ASU Hornets, the AAMU Bulldogs, or your favorite HBCU.

For as little as $10, you can make a difference.  As always 100% of your donation goes toward providing scholarships to students attending HBCUs.

Click on the DONATE Buttons below to help your favorite HBCUs.

 

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Alabama State University named October School of the Month

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Alabama State University has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month’ for October.

Click here to make a donation to support Alabama State University.

Listen below to an interview with university president, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd. For part 2 and 3 of the interview, click here.

Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month” for October.

The university, founded in 1867 in Marion, Ala., was initially formed as the Lincoln Normal School by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.

ASU has more than 5,600 students who attend university are as diverse as the academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. The university also offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The university’s president, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, is an alumna of Alabama State and the university’s first female president.

Notable alumni of Alabama State include Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, attorney Fred Gray, and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.

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.

Click here to make a donation to support Alabama State University.

The remaining  Foundation ‘School of the Month’ is as follows:  November – Southern University and A&M CollegeBaton Rouge, La.

 

Tyson Foods to Award Three Tennessee State University Students Scholarships

 

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WHAT:           Donnie Smith, CEO of Tyson Foods, Inc., will be in Nashville, Tennessee, to award 3 Tennessee State University (TSU) Agricultural and Business students with the Tom Joyner Foundation—Tyson Foods scholarship. During his visit, Smith will also visit with TSU faculty and staff and particpate in additional career-based events. Photo and interview opportunities available.

WHEN:           Wednesday, October 1

                             11:00 a.m.

WHERE:         Tennessee State University

Presidential Executive dying Room

Floyd Payne Campus Center Suite 341

Nasvhille, TN

WHO:            Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith, Tom Joyner Foundation Executive Director Barbara Dunn Harrington, Tennessee State University faculty and administrators and scholarship recipients.

 WHY:             The event is significant because:

  • Tyson Foods has partnered up with Tennessee State University and the Tom Joyner Foundation to award Agriculture and Business students with scholarships and internship opportunities.
  • Tyson Foods employs over 4,300 in the state and has three plants–Goodlettsville, Shelbyville, and Union City. The company’s total statewide economic is more than $188 million.
  • The Tom Joyner Foundation—Tyson Foods Scholarship will award 12 students at historically black colleges and universities with $2,500 and internship opportunities.
  • The Tom Joyner Foundation, founded in 1998, supports historically black colleges and universities with scholarships, endowments, and capacity building enhancements.

 

 CONTACTS:             

Krista Cupp, Tyson Foods, Inc., 479-290-5195, krista.cupp@tyson.com

North Texas Giving Day Set for Thursday, September 18

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Alumni, friends and supporters of HBCUs: Mark your calendars today!

The 2014 North Texas Giving Day will take place between 6:00 a.m. and Midnight, Thursday, September 18.

It’s your chance to help support the Tom Joyner Foundation, which has been dedicated to investing in the mission of HBCUs since 1998. On this day, your donations will make a difference in students’ lives by supporting the TJF North Texas Scholarship Fund for North Texas area students who plan to attend an HBCU in Fall 2015 and also your donations will support the only HBCU in the North Texas area, Paul Quinn College. And remember,  100% of your donations go to support these students who are pursuing their dreams at HBCUs.

Please remember to share this note with your friends and family.

Your support – at any level – goes a long way to making a difference in a student’s life.

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Norfolk State University Named September School of the Month

 

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Norfolk State University - September School of the Month

 

Listen below to part 1 and 2, respectively, of the Tom Joyner Foundation interview with President Moore. 

Norfolk State University has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month’ for September.

The university, located in Norfolk, Va., has 6,728 students, offering more than 50 degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. On its 134-acre campus, there are 35 buildings, including state-of-the-art technology centers, a 28,000-seat football stadium and an 8,000-seat basketball arena.

The university was founded in 1935 as the Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University. In 1979, Norfolk State College become designated as a university enabled to grant graduate degrees.

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: October- Alabama State UniversityMontgomery, AlaNovember – Southern University and A&M CollegeBaton Rouge, La.

Norfolk State University - September School of the Month

Foundation Celebrates HBCUs, Alumni and Parents at Family Reunion Event

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 .