LANGSTON UNIVERSITY SELECTED AS THE TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION OCTOBER SCHOOL OF THE MONTH

LANGSTON UNIVERSITY SELECTED AS THE TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION OCTOBER SCHOOL OF THE MONTH

For Immediate Release on September 24, 2017

Media Contact: Christina Gray, Media Relations Specialist, (405) 466-6008, cgray@langston.edu

Langston University was recently selected as the Tom Joyner Foundation's October School of the Month. As the School of the Month, the Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF) will assist Langston University to raise funds in October. TJF will solicit gifts from alumni, alumni chapters and others to support the University and 100 percent of funds raised go directly to Langston University.  They will also continue their efforts and help raise funds for the University for the remainder of the year. 

During October, four outstanding Langston University male students will be selected to receive the $1,500 Hercules Scholarship. To qualify, students must be a full-time student, maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate leadership skills and performed community service. 

“We are extremely pleased to be selected as their October School of the Month,” said Mautra Staley Jones, Langston University’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs. “The Tom Joyner Foundation is a proud supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the School of the Month program was designed to raise critical dollars to support HBCUs such as Langston University.”

“This is an excellent opportunity to share Langston University’s storied history on a national platform,” said Jones.

Langston University is a public historically black college and university enrolling a close-knit community of under 3,000 students. Founded in 1897, LU is located in rural Logan County and has urban campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. LU has been recognized as a top institution of higher learning for affordability, ranking number three among all Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.S., according to AffordableSchools.net. Langston offers more than 40 associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs across six academic colleges. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.langston.edu.             

Give online today at http://www.langston.edu/gift-giving.

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