Starting the week off right for our school month Tuskegee University here are ten facts about the school of the month
- Originator and producer of the famous “Tuskegee Airmen,” in partnership with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
- The producer of the first African-American winner of the National Book Award, Ralph Ellison for his book, Invisible Man.
- Number one producer of African-American aerospace science engineers in the nation.
- A leading producer in the country of African-American engineering graduates in chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering
- The only historically black college or university with a fully accredited College of Veterinary Medicine that offers the Doctoral Degree, and produces over 75% of the African-American veterinarians in the world.
- The only historically black college or university in the nation designated as the location for National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care.
- The only college or university campus in the nation to be designated a National Historic Site by the U.S. Congress.
- Produced more African-American general officers in the military than any other institution, including the service academies.
- One of two centers funded by NASA to develop a technology for growing food in space during human space missions.
- The only historically black college or university, and one of only 11 universities in the world funded and authorized by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to establish and operate a Kellogg Conference Center, which is the technologically sophisticated hub of Continuing Education and Hospitality/Tourism Management Training.