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The Tom Joyner Foundation is recognizing Howard University in Washington, DC, as the March 2013 School of the Month.
The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Howard 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.
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.
On March 2, 1867, Howard University was designated as “a University for the education of youth in the liberal arts and sciences.” Howard was named for General Oliver O. Howard, a Civil War hero who was both a founder of the University and, at the same time, commissioner of the Freedman’s Bureau.
Howard is one of only 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research-Extensive universities. The university is comprised of 12 schools and colleges with students enjoying academic pursuits in more than 120 areas of study.
The university’s tradtion of providing a quality education has laid the foundation for an experienced, dynamic, and diverse experience while preparing students with a succesful education to lead them in their chosen career paths.
Today, Howard University continues to attract the nation’s top students and produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. Howard has produced a Rhodes Scholar, A Truman Scholar, six Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows since 1998.
The Foundation’s ‘Schools of the Month’ for the rest of the year are as follows: April – Florida Memorial University, Miami, Fl.; May – Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY.; June – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR; July – Dillard University, New Orleans, LA; August – Savannah State University, Savannah, GA; September – Grambling State University, Grambling, LA; October – North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC; November – Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS.