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 .  

Book the Tom Joyner Cruise Today – Fantastic Voyage 2015

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The Ultimate Party with a Purpose! will set sail from Miami on the Carnival Breeze, April 11 – 19, 2015.

The featured entertainment includes: Earth Wind & Fire, LLCoolJ, Jennifer Hudson, R. Kelly, Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, Mary Mary, TLC, War, Chrisette Michelle, Syleena Johnson, Michel’le, Lil Mo, The Family Stone, Millie Jackson and many, many more to come.

You can tune into the Tom Joyner Morning Show  as well as log onto BlackAmericaWeb.com to get updates about entertainment, activities and so much more.

To reserve your cabin today, click here or call 972.980.7245!

NCA&T Scholars meet Tyson and TJF Leadership

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This summer the Tom Joyner Foundation and Tyson Foods partnered to launch the TScholar Program for sophomores and juniors majoring in business and agriculture at selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities

As part of the partnership, Tyson Foods  donated $30,000 to the Tom Joyner Foundation for 12 TScholars at these four HBCUs: Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Fla., North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C., Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn., and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Ark.

This new scholarship is a sign that Tyson Foods shares my love and passion for HBCUs,” said Tom Joyner, founder and chairman of the Tom Joyner Foundation and host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. “These scholarships will go a long way to helping these students fulfill their dreams.” Rashad Delph, Director of Corporate Recruiting for Tyson Foods, said, “I am proud to be a part of a company that continues to invest in HBCUs and understands the importance of investing young African Americans. Our hope is to plant that seed and help young Americans succeed in business and agriculture.” 

The Students were also eligible to receive a mentored internship at a Tyson Foods facility for the summer of 2015. The winners were announced late July and were awarded $2500 scholarships and future internships with Tyson Food . Here are a few pictures of the TScholars, President of Tysons Donnie Smith, and faculty from NCA&T.

About Tyson Foods, Inc. 

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to be involved with son Don Tyson leading the company for many years and grandson John H. Tyson serving as the current Chairman of the Board of Directors.

 

Five Dollar Fridays – Support Your Favorite HBCU

 

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Five Dollars goes a long way for a college student. Studies show that 90% of HBCU graduates have student loan debt. Only 13% of HBCU Alumni actually give back. At the Tom Joyner Foundation, we want to help students lower their student debt and increase donations from HBCU alumni.

We’re kicking off “TJF $5 Dollar Fridays”!

This campaign is designed to allow all HBCU supporters, whether you’re an alumni or a current student, the opportunity to support their favorite HBCU with a small but impactful amount of money! $5 may seem like a small amount, but that’s the beauty of the campaign, we must come together to make a big difference.

When you donate on Fridays, share your donation to your social media and use the hash tag #TJF5DollarFridays. Remember your donation will allow TJF to continue its mission and the gift you receive will allow you to help a young adult in your community prepare for college.

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Foundation to Host College Events at Tom Joyner Family Reunion

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The Tom Joyner Foundation presents the President’s Roundtable.

  • On Friday, August 29, this symposium is a chance for attendees to hear about the state of HBCUs in 2014 from a panel of HBCU presidents.There will also be an opportunity to hear the latest campus happenings from some of the nation’s top HBCUs, learn more about supporting their alma mater, or contribute to the HBCU legacy by sending their future college student.
  • The symposium, moderated by TJMS on-personality Monica May of STAR 94.5 – Orlando, will take place from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Expo Stage.

Tom Joyner Foundation presents the Alumni Business Meeting.

  • This session for HBCU alumni and parents of students attending HBCUs will take place on Saturday, August 30, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in St. George 112.
  • Participants will get information about current trends in higher education as it relates to HBCUs such as cost, enrollment, and alumni giving.
  • There will also be an opportunity to 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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At the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, there will be a college zone during the Family Reunion Expo. This college day offers a unique, one-day experience that’s an ideal opportunity for college bound students to network. The 15 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUS) that will be showcased are:

1.    Bennett College

2.    Bethune – Cookman University

3.    Clark Atlanta University

4.    Fisk University

5.    Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

6.    Florida Memorial University

7.    Grambling State University

8.    Johnson C. Smith University

9.    Kentucky State University

10.  Norfolk State University

11.   North Carolina A&T State University

12.   Tuskegee University

13.   Xavier University of Louisiana

14.   Paul Quinn College

15.   Southern University and A&M College 

The College Zone will also include higher education related seminars.

Clark Atlanta is Foundation’s August School of the Month

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Check out below of part 1 and 2, respectively, of the Tom Joyner Foundation interview with President Brown. 

Clark Atlanta University is the Tom Joyner Foundation’s August 2014 ‘School of the Month’.

The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, chose Clark Atlanta, 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.

Carlton E. Brown is the university’s third president, appointed in 2008.

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) was formed in 1988 as a result of the consolidation of two independent historically black institutions — Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869). It is a United Methodist Church-related, private, co educational, residential, and comprehensive urban research university. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional, and non-degree certificate programs.

The university, with an enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and 179 faculty, offers 38 major areas of study through four schools – Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; and Social Work.

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: September- Norfolk State UniversityNorfolk, VaOctober- Alabama State UniversityMontgomery, AlaNovember – Southern University and A&M CollegeBaton Rouge, La.

Support Clark Atlanta University Today!

Tom Joyner Foundation, Tom Joyner Morning Show to Host Live Radio Show on Majic 102 to Raise Money for Texas Southern University

Updated: 7/29/2014 4:36 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

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Live broadcast to air on Radio One’s KMJQ-Majic 102.1 FM as part of the 2014 Texas Black Expo

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(DALLAS – June 19) The Tom Joyner Foundation and the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show is hosting a live broadcast of the show on Radio One’s  KMJQ – Majic 102.1 FM in Houston on Friday to help raise money for Texas Southern University, the June “School of the Month”.

The live broadcast , which is part of the 2014 Texas Black Expo weekend celebration, will take place between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. at The Breakfast Klub, 3711 Travis Street, Houston, Texas.  The foundation will be collecting donations on site – check, cash or money order – or you can make donations online at TomJoynerFoundation.org.

Tom Joyner, host of the radio show and the Foundation chairman, is asking for former drum line members of the “Ocean Of Soul” Band and former members of the “Motion Of The Ocean” Women’s Dance squad to join him at the live broadcast.

During the broadcast, R&B singer Tank and former New York Giants football great and Texas Southern University alumnus Michael Strahan will be calling into the show. Strahan will be inducted to the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in August.

The Texas Southern National Alumni Association Conference will be held in Dallas in August.  Alumni and other supporters also can donate to the alumni association’s “Bring It” Campaign by going to TomJoynerFoundation.org.

The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Texas Southern 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.

Located in Houston, Tex., Texas Southern University is the fourth largest HBCU in the nation. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations, has a diverse faculty, and affords opportunities to choose from with 80-plus student organizations. Founded in 1927, Texas Southern has continued to ensure excellence in its students.

For more information, please contact Neil Foote at neil.foote@tomjoynerfoundation.org or via phone at 214.448.3765.

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The Tom Joyner Foundation and Huston-Tillotson University are hosting a “Pre-Juneteenth Wine Event to Discover HT!” to help raise money for scholarships and books for students. The event will take place 6:00 p.m., June 16 at the Huston-Tillotson University Library, 900 Chicon St., in Austin, Texas.  Tax-deductible donations are $50.00 per person. You can make the donation by clicking on the “Donate Now” button below.

Huston-Tillotson will be the Foundation’s July “School of the Month”. The event is open to all past HT supporters, alumni and Austin area residents as well as business leaders, community dignitaries, elected officials, religious leaders and social/professional organizations.

For more information, please contact Jachel Redmond at jachel.redmond@tomjoynerfoundation.org.

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 16-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, then Foundation has recommended internships, offered matching grant support, and career development to deserving students.  You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Huston-Tillotson University: Huston–Tillotson University is a historically black university in Austin, Texas, United States. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. Huston–Tillotson University awards four-year degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, science and technology. The University also offers alternative teacher certification and academic programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing post-graduate degrees in Law and Medicine.

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Texas Southern University “Bring It” Pledge Form

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Complete the form below to make a pledge and “Bring It!” to the  Texas Southern University National Alumni Association 2014 Convention in Dallas (July 31st through August 3rd).

Tom Joyner Foundation, Denny’s Announce Winners of 2014 Hungry for Education Scholarship

Foundation, Denny’s are partners in the Hungry for Education Scholarship Program, awarding 10 outstanding students $2,500 scholarships 

The Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, today announced the 10 students winners of the 2014 Hungry for Education Scholarship Program, a partnership between the two organizations that supports students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Students at 10 participating HBCUs submitted 250- to 500-word essays responding to the prompt “How can you or Denny’s have an impact on hunger in your HBCU’s community?”  The winners’ schools and hometowns are:

Timothy Baba, freshman, Huston-Tillotson University, from Austin, Texas

Alexandria Brown, junior, Florida A&M University, from Tallahasee, Fla.

Sergio Butler, junior, Central State University, from Chicago, Ill.

Tarryn Delyons, freshman, Claflin University, from Columbia, SC

Diamond Giles, freshman, Norfolk State University, from Bowling Green,Va.

Alexis Rooks, sophomore, Clark Atlanta University, from Savannah, Ga.

Uriel Rose, freshman, Alabama State University, from Montgomery, Ala.

Ryan Taylor, freshman, Langston University, from Owasso, Okla.

Kiani Upshaw, junior, Southern University, from Gary, Ind.

Stephanie White, junior, Johnson C. Smith University, from Buffalo, N.Y.

Thomas Joyner Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Foundation, s aid he was impressed with the students’ ideas.  “Each of these students have come up with very good ideas,” he said. “You can tell they put a lot of thought into these projects.

April Kelly-Drummond, Denny’s director of corporate diversity and community affairs, said, “At Denny’s, we are committed to providing the tools and resources students need succeed in all educational endeavors, while still making a difference in the lives of others. Each and every one of this year’s Hungry for Education Scholarship program winners demonstrate that shared commitment, both to their communities and to ending childhood hunger. Thanks to the Tom Joyner Foundation, our partner of more than a decade, Denny’s hopes that by awarding these scholarship to deserving students, we can all look ahead to a future where childhood hunger is a thing of the past.”

Each scholarship recipient exemplified a desire to end hunger in their communities through creative thinking and actionable ideas. For example, Diamond Giles at Norfolk State recommends creating the “Spartan Food Pantry” that would include a garden providing fresh fruits and vegetables to deserving students, faculty and local residents. Uriel Rose of Alabama State offered a multi-tiered approach to ending hunger, including an awareness campaign, a food drive and creating a “local hunger action group” that would work with local churches and other community groups to assist the hungry and homeless. Alexis Rooks of Clark Atlanta suggests that the four schools in the Atlanta Universities Center (including Clark Atlanta, Spelman, Morehouse and Morris Brown) partner with Denny’s to renovate one of the neighborhood’s vacant buildings into a kitchen/pantry to help feed the hungry in the area.

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 16-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 Corp.

Denny’s is one of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating 1,700 franchised, licensed and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.comand www.dennysdiversity.com.

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