Tom Joyner to deliver NCCU commencement speech

Radio personality Tom Joyner is shown during his morning talk show in Dallas, Friday, Oct, 2, 2009. Radio show host Tom Joyner is seeking a posthumous pardon from the state of South Carolina for two of his uncles, black men executed in 1915 after being convicted of murdering an elderly veteran of the Confederate Army. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)

April 15, 2010 4:13:54 AM PDT
Radio personality Tom Joyner will deliver North Carolina Central University's commencement speech in May, marking the university's centennial year.

Joyner hosts "The Tom Joyner Morning Show," which is syndicated, and he is a longtime supporter of historically black colleges and universities.

"Few people in the United States have demonstrated greater appreciation and support for African-American institutions of higher learning than has Tom Joyner," said NCCU Chancellor Charlie Nelms. "In light of the successes and challenges that NCCU has faced in its 100-year history, I think it's particularly appropriate that someone with Joyner's love for higher education will speak to our graduates on the commencement of our Centennial Class."

Commencement will be held at 8 a.m. on May 15 in the O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium.

NCCU will graduate about 800 students at its 115th commencement.

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