Tom Joyner to offer Commencement Address at Stillman University

For Immediate Release



Tom Joyner,Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality and Philanthropist, to Offer Commencement Address at Stillman University

(Dallas – April 25) Tom Joyner, the nationally syndicated radio personality and philanthropist, will deliver Stillman College’s 137th commencement address in Tuscaloosa, Ala. At 11 a.m.Saturday, May 11th at Sheppard Lawn.

Joyner, who is chairman of the foundation he formed 15 years ago to help keep students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, also will receive an honorary doctorate.

Founded in 1876, Stillman is a small, outcomes-oriented institution, where 92% of its faculty holds terminal degrees.  The college has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1.  One of its most distinguished alumni is Lt. General Willie Williams, the 3rd highest-ranking member of the United States Marine Corps.  The Stillman College Honda Campus All Star Challenge Team competed in the National Championship Tournament for the past two years. Student Lawrence Brown won a $5,000 scholarship from the Ford Black College Quiz Show for finishing in 1st place. The college’s baseball team has won the SIAC Baseball Championship six of the last eight years.

For more information about the Foundation or interviews with Tom Joyner, contact Neil Foote, media relations, Tom Joyner Foundation,, 214.448.3765.  To learn more about the Foundation, go to

About the Tom Joyner Foundation

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation ( has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The Foundation has raised more than $65 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Each week, the Foundation announces outstanding male student scholarship winners, called Hercules Scholars, on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner.





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