Tom Joyner Foundation, Denny’s Annouce Hungry for Education Scholars

Denny's Hungry for Education

(Dallas – December 3) The Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s announced the names of its eight “Hungry for Education” Scholars.

Each student, who attends an Historically Black College and University (HBCU), will receive a $2,500 scholarship to help them complete their college education.  Students had to submit a 500-word essay describing how Denny’s can impact childhood hunger in the United States. Each applicant also received a 20% Denny’s coupon plus a free breakfast coupon on their birthday and automatically have their school registered for the grand prize.

“Thanks to all the students who applied and to Denny’s for investing in these students’ futures,” said Tom Joyner, chairman and founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation and host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. “These students also have demonstrated how they are concerned about hunger in their community.”

Here’s a list of the scholars’ name, their universities, their majors and hometowns:

First NameLast NameClassificationvUniversityMajorHometown
H E Neter Kush BenAlkebulanSeniorFlorida Memorial UniversityBusiness Administration/MarketingSunrise, FL
StaciaAndreSophomoreHoward UniversityMarketingWashington, DC
MoniqueDelilyeFreshmanAllen UniversityBusinessColumbia, SC
NazaraHenry-BruceFreshmanFlorida A&M UniversityBusiness AdministrationPompano Beach, FL
LaverneNewtonSeniorVoorhees CollegeBusiness Science ManagementDenmark, SC
Bre'AhjaneeSandersSophomorePrairie View A&M UniversityBusiness ManagementCompton, CA
QuentinSmith-BurleySeniorPaul Quinn CollegeBusiness ManagementDallas, TX
MarcTorresFreshmanTexas Southern UniversityBusiness Administration in FinanceSan Antonio, TX
DemarioTysonSeniorWiley CollegeBusinessShreveport, LA

For more information about the scholar, Tom Joyner Foundation or Denny’s, contact, Neil Foote, Foote Communications, 214.448.4765,

About Tom Joyner Foundation

The Tom Joyner Foundation’s primary mission is helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs.)Since 1998, the foundation, chaired by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs.  Throughout the week, the Foundation announces scholarship winners on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner. Each week, separate financial awards are focused on students who are single parents and distinguished male students at each ‘School of the Month’. You an learn more at

About Denny’s

DFO, LLC is the franchisor and Denny’s, Inc. is the operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants. As of December 26, 2012, Denny’s had 1,688 franchised, licensed, and company-owned restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 1,590 restaurants in the United States and 98 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at


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