Thomas W. Dortch. Jr., Chairman
of the Board of Directors
for The National Black College
Alumni Hall of Fame
“The Board Of Directors of the National Black College Alumni Hall Of Fame Foundation, Inc. is enthusiastic to partner with the American Heart Association in it’s “EmPOWERED To Serve Campaign.” Working together we can reduce heart disease and strokes and help individuals develop healthy lifestyles.” Thomas W. Dortch. Jr, Chairman of the Board of Directors for The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame
Active Members: Represents 105 Historical Black Colleges and Universities witch a reach of more than 300,000 multicultural students
The HOF is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the growth and development of HBCUs through scholarships, internships, training and technical assistance, alumni recognition, and programs to encourage humanitarian involvement. Its aim is to advance the reality that HBCUs are valuable treasures and critical resources, helping to transform the seeds of potentiality into the fruits of possibility. Additionally, the HOF, through its National Scholarship Service, seeks to ensure that high school students (with a particular emphasis on the inner city youth) are exposed to colleges and universities through college fairs and one-on-one interview sessions between high school students and college representatives. Through this effort, HOF seeks to provide a forum where thousands of students interact with more than 500 colleges and universities on an annual basis. HOF and AHA/ASA share many common priorities and interests in reaching African Americans, on college campuses and their communities, with important messages relating to stroke, stroke risk factors, warning signs and treatment options. Both organizations have unique competencies to address these issues and believe this relationship will permit them to successfully capitalize on their strengths to promote mutual goals through multiple communication channels.