sroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/TSUSP28-12-9429-1024×682.jpg” width=”595″ height=”396″ /> Joni McReynolds, center, talks with current members of the TSU Tigerbelles track team. McReynolds donated more than 70 team visors to members during a special presentation Oct. 10. (photo by John Cross, TSU Media Relations)
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – The young track stars at Tennessee State University will now be more recognizable when they travel to track meets throughout the Ohio Valley Conference thanks to the generous gift of a TSU alumna.
“As an alumnus of the University, it is my responsibility to give back to the institution,” said McReynolds. “I saw there was a need for the Tigerbelles and Flying Tigers to be more recognizable when they traveled away from TSU, and thought this a way for me to give back to the University and help them at the same time.”
According to Dr. Portia Shields, giving back by alumni is an important part of Tennessee State University. A gift, no matter what size, is an investment in the University’s future and the future of the students who attend.
“We are grateful for alumni such as Joni who know the value of a TSU education and what it means to take care of our current students,” said Shields. “The track team sometimes gets overshadowed by larger sports such as football or basketball. But through the generous donation made today, people will know when our track team arrives!”
To make your gift today, contact the TSU Foundation at 615.963.5481, or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 615.963.5831.
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