Tom Joyner Foundation Partners with Central State University to Launch Veterans Education Program

Tom Joyner, media personality and philanthropist, today announced the launch of the “Veterans Education Program” to increase the number of veterans attending black colleges and help them transition from college to work.

“With so many of our brothers and sisters serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and all around the world,” said Joyner, a graduate of Tuskegee University, “we want to make sure they know that HBCUs’ arms are open, ready to embrace them because that is want HBCUs do so well.”

Dr. John Garland, president, Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, donated $10,000 to the Foundation to jumpstart the Veterans Education program during last week’s “Red Tails Sky Show” event that promoted the release of George Lucas’ epic movie on the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen whose courageous act during World War II gained them a special place in America’s history.

“We’re not only talking about what we’re going to do for veterans, we’re presenting you this check for the veterans program,” said Garland, who spent five years in the Marine Corps and attended Central State, during the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “Back in the day, Central State was a veterans friendly university, and it still is today.”

The program offers support in the following areas:

  • Education – Transition and veteran only environment
  • Counseling – Coordination with Veteran Affairs
  • Supportive Services – Housing, career, child care, and transitioning into mainstream life

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