May 8, 2014

Oakwood U. Wins $25,000 Campus Pride Grant from The Home Depot

University in Huntsville, Alabama, is one of three Historically Black Colleges
and Universities (HBCUs) that won a $25,000 Campus Pride Grant in The Home
Depot's 2014 Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. Results
were announced recently on the nationally-syndicated radio program "The
Tom Joyner Morning Show."

win will allow the school to re-seed the softball and soccer fields behind the
Ashby Gymnasium, as well as install sprinkler systems.

to the competition rules, Oakwood was selected because of a combination of the
social media activity and voting score. The three applicants with the highest
votes and most social media activity, as determined by the sponsor during the
voting period, was awarded with the Campus Pride Grants.

2013, Oakwood won a $50,000, for the construction of an outdoor pavilion.

thank everyone who voted, tweeted, and posted images, on Facebook that allowed
us to win this grant," said George Johnson Jr., integrated marketing &
public relations director at OU.

the network that Oakwood has developed helped us to win. We wouldn't have been
able to do this alone with just the amount of people we have here on our
campus," he said.

addition to the three campus pride grants, Home Depot also awarded one $50,000
grant and 13 $10,000 grants in this year's competition, totaling $250,000 to
HBCUs for campus and facility improvements.