Retired ‘Fly Jock’ Joyner Pledges Scholarships to N.C. A&T, Alcorn State

By Tiffany S. Jones / 12/19/2019

ATLANTA, GA (Dec. 19, 2019) – Just six days after signing off from his 25-year long, syndicated morning radio show, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) advocate Tom Joyner has pledged scholarships to students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Alcorn State University.

Thursday night during the Celebration Bowl Champions Circle event, Joyner was inducted into the Champions Circle. While the Circle is reserved for those coaches who have emerged from the Celebration Bowl victorious, Joyner was welcomed in honor of his work to raise scholarship funds for students in need at HBCUs across the country.

In honor of Joyner’s commitment to HBCUs and his induction in the Circle, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. presented him with a donation of $50,000 to the Tom Joyner Foundation, his nonprofit organization designed to provide HBCUs with scholarship, endowment, and capacity building enhancements.

“I’m going to take this money and create 50, $1,000 scholarships – 25 to Alcorn and 25 to North Carolina A&T,” Joyner said. “I want this money to go to tuition and I want those students to pledge to register people to vote on campus and in the community.”

Media Contact Information: tsjones@ncat.edu

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