COLUMBIA, SC – December 18, 2019 – This week, 15 Benedict College graduating seniors were recipients of a generous donation of $1,000 from the hardest working man in radio and philanthropist, Mr. Tom Joyner. Before signing off on his final nationally syndicated radio show of 25 years, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Joyner announced the 15 need-based scholarship awards to Benedict College.
“I applaud Tom Joyner for raising more than $60 million dollars for HBCUs throughout his legendary career, said Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO of Benedict College. We are grateful for his philanthropic spirit and passion for students at HBCUs. His generous gift will assist our students in becoming the BEST of BC!”
The mission of the Tom Joyner Foundation is to strengthen the country’s HBCUs by raising funds to help keep students enrolled in school and on the path to success.
Benedict College will be a leader in providing transformative learning experiences for a diverse student body, defined by superior cultural, and professional competencies that are nurtured and developed by faculty, staff, and stakeholders who value innovation, customer service, community, and industry engagement.
Founded in 1870, Benedict College is approaching 150 years of providing high-quality academic programs to students who desire to pursue their program of study in a diverse academic environment. Benedict College offers its students transformative academic programs, in an innovative, technology enhanced, student focused, culturally sensitive learning environment. The College is committed to preparing students to enter the global marketplace with exceptional cultural and professional competencies that will enable them to contribute to the sustainability and economic growth of their communities.
Benedict offers 25 high-demand academic programs, including, Computer Science, Engineering, Cyber Security, Mass Communication, Sport Management, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Biology and Education. In addition to its academic programs, Benedict College is home to the standard-setting Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) program that is strategically designed to prepare Benedict College students for success in a rapidly changing, highly competitive and technology driven workplace. CPI’s mission is to transform student scholars into focused, highly skilled critical thinkers, who are experts in their field of study and, more importantly, are intellectually adept and resilient enough to assume jobs that do not yet exist!
Pictured: Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis and Mr. Tom Joyner at the 2018
National Summit for Sustainability of HBCUs in Atlanta, GA