President and CEO of the Tom Joyner Foundation to speak at MVSU NAA Summit

Thomas Joyner, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tom Joyner Foundation, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2014 Mississippi Valley State University Alumni Summit luncheon on Friday, June 27, 2014. The summit, hosted by the Harrison County Alumni Chapter, is scheduled for June 26-28, 2014.

For additional information: chapter president, Mr. Kurt Higgins, (228)-209-0575 or via email or the Office of Alumni Affairs, (662) 254-3579 or via email at

About MVSU Alumni

Mississippi Valley State University, as a Carnegie Classified Master’s University, provides comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs in education, the arts and sciences, and professional studies. The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research–a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. MVSU is fundamentally committed to positively impacting the quality of life and creating extraordinary educational opportunities for the Mississippi Delta and beyond.

About the Tom Joyner Foundation

The Tom Joyner Foundation  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. For all updates, scholarship information and HBCUs follow us on Facebook and Twitter.