Tom Joyner Foundation Names Huston-Tillotson University July School of the Month

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The Tom Joyner Foundation is recognizing Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Tex., as the July 2014 School of the Month.

Listen below to part 1 and 2, respectively of an interview with Huston-Tillotson University president, Dr. Larry L. Earvin.

The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Huston-Tillotson 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.

On October 24, 1952, Huston-Tillotson College was formed. The college was formed by the merger of Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College. The college officially changed its name to Huston-Tillotson University on February 28, 2005. 

Religious affiliations of the university include the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ. 

The president of Huston-Tillotson University (HT) is Dr. Larry L. Earvin. As the university is a not-for-profit corporation, Dr. Earvin also serves as chief executive officer of the corporation. 

HT awards awards undergraduates, four year degrees in disciplines such as business, education, and technology. The university is a diverse community welcoming students from all backgrounds.

Huston-Tillotson University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Austin, Texas and the only HBCU in South Central Texas.

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.

The Foundation’s ‘Schools of the Month’ for the rest of the year are as follows: August – Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta,Ga; September- Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VaOctober- Alabama State UniversityMontgomery, AlaNovember – Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, La.

Click here to make a donation to Huston-Tillotson University.