Fort Valley State University is a Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month’ for November 2016

Updated 9:56 AM CST, Tom Joyner Foundation


January 8, 2016

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(Fort Valley, Ga.) – Fort Valley State University has been chosen as one of two Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month’ for November 2016. Throughout the month of November 2016, the organization will promote raising funds for the university and highlight its programs and students. FVSU will share the honor with Albany State University.

Tom Joyner, a nationally syndicated radio personality, formed the foundation in an ongoing effort to support historically black colleges and universities. The ‘Schools of the Month’ drive assists chosen institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help students attending HBCUs.

As one of the ‘Schools of the Month,’ Fort Valley State University will be promoted by the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive funds raised from listeners, alumni and other interested parties in November for student scholarships. The show airs in more than 100 markets around the country and reaches nearly eight million listeners every week.

Dr. Melody Carter, Fort Valley State’s vice president for External Affairs and executive director for the FVSU Foundation, Inc., said the initiative would be an exciting opportunity to encourage more support for FVSU student scholarships.

“Fort Valley State University always looks forward to partnering with the Tom Joyner Foundation” Carter said. “We will be rolling out exciting challenges to foster the spirit of competition to support student scholarships.”

Every week in November, the foundation also will award a $1,500 Hercules Scholarship to a qualified male student. The recipients will be announced on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and social media each Thursday morning.

To make a financial contribution to the Tom Joyner Foundation toward scholarships to serve FVSU students, visit On the donation page, in the Option area, click and scroll down to choose Fort Valley State University.


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About Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University is ranked among America’s best public institutions in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The university’s diverse population boasts nearly 3,000 students from all corners of the world. FVSU maintains exceptional undergraduate and graduate degree offerings in a variety of academic fields. These include, but are not limited to, agriculture, science, technology, engineering, education and mathematics; as well as programs for high-achievers: Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP), Honors Program, Undergraduate Research Program and University Today Scholar’s Program. FVSU students enjoy more than 80 academic, civic organizations and several honor societies. Study abroad opportunities are also available. FVSU is an 1890 land-grant institution within the University System of Georgia, and a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division II league. Learn more by visiting