Tom Joyner popularly known as the The Fly was in Jacksonville last week to receive an award at the United Negro College Fund 11th Leaders luncheon. The luncheon was hosted by UNCF Jacksonville chapter and emceed by local news anchor Tennikka Hughes. The luncheon, held at the Omni Hotel, was hosted by the UNCF Jacksonville chapter and emceed by local news anchor Tennikka Hughes. The event featured UNCF scholarship recipients who spoke to the crowd in appreciation for their scholarships and the opportunity to thrive on today’s college campuses.
Keynote speaker, EWC president Nathanial Glover echoed appreciation to the donors and shared the achievements accomplished to make Edward Waters College the number one HBCU in Florida.
Tom Joyner was all smiles as he accepted his award from UNCF Executive Vice President of National Development, Maurice E. Jenkins, Jr.
“If you have a college education, you have a better chance at success,” said the Fly Jock. Hundreds attended the luncheon to learn about UNCF’s successes in putting students on the path to graduation and the secret behind the success of UNCF’s 37 member colleges and universities and their students. UNCF goal is bring communities together for education, while closing the national college achievement gap.