Tom Joyner Foundation Chooses Tuskegee University as ‘School of the Month’
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 7/21/2015, 3:55 p.m.
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (July 21, 2015) — Tuskegee University has been chosen as one of the 2015 Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month.’ Throughout the month of August, the organization will promote raising funds for the university and highlight its programs and students.
Tuskegee alumnus, Tom Joyner, a nationally syndicated radio personality, formed the foundation. The “Schools of the Month” campaign is part of the organization’s on-going effort to assist chosen institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
As one of the “Schools of the Month,” Tuskegee University will be promoted by the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive funds raised from listeners, alumni and other interested parties in August. The show, aired in more than 100 markets around the country, reaches nearly eight million listeners every week.
Every week in August, the foundation will also award a $1,500 Hercules Scholarship to a qualified male student. The recipients will be announced on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and social media each Thursday morning.
To make a financial contribution to Tuskegee, go to the foundation’s donation page at tomjoynerfoundation.org/donate. On the donation page, in the Option area, click and scroll down to choose Tuskegee University.
About Tuskegee University
Founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee University is home to approximately 3,000 students from the U.S. and 30 foreign countries. The academic programs are organized into seven colleges and schools: 1.) Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science, 2.) College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences, 3.) College of Arts and Sciences, 4.) College of Engineering, 5.) College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, 6.) Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science, and 7.) School of Education.
Tuskegee University is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, doctorate, and professional degrees. The following programs are accredited by national agencies: architecture, business, education, engineering, clinical laboratory sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, and veterinary medicine.
To learn more about Tuskegee University, go to: www.tuskegee.edu.