Denny’s, one of America’s largest full-service family restaurants, recently donated $25,000 to the Tom Joyner Foundation to aid students pursuing food, science and hospitality management degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) reach their educational goals.
“I’m really thrilled that Denny’s has gone beyond just stepping up to the plate to help these students fulfill their dreams of completing a college education – and majoring in a subject they love… This is a great opportunity for these students and for my Foundation that’s been grounded in my love for black colleges,” said Tom Joyner, chairman of the 14-year-old Foundation and host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.
John Miller, president and chief executive officer of Denny’s, said, “Denny’s has been a longtime supporter of the Tom Joyner Foundation and an advocate for African American students working toward their educational goals. We are proud to provide $25,000 to these ambitious students who are the future leaders of our industry.”
A portion of the donation, $10,000, will be split equally amongst four HBCU students majoring in food, science and hospitality management. The students are:
- · Kelsey Brumfield, Hampton University, junior majoring in recreation and tourism
- · Chase Davis, South Carolina State University, junior majoring in food and nutrition management
- · Britteny Junious, North Carolina A&T University, junior majoring in food science
- · Lillian Mosley, Fort Valley State University, junior majoring in food and nutrition
The remaining $15,000 of the donation will be used to provide scholarships to selected students at Florida Memorial University (FMU).