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For Immediate Release 
May 7, 2011 
Contact: Sherri Fillingham 
Phone: 919-546-8250/919-623-9494: Mobile  



Shaw President and Chairman to Appear on Tom Joyner Morning Show 


(Raleigh, NC) - Shaw University President Irma McClaurin and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Willie E. Gary will appear on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Monday, May 9 at approximately 7:30 a.m.  


Dr. McClaurin and Chairman Gary will discuss the ongoing recovery at Shaw University following a tornado that swept through the campus on April 16, as well as the remarkable outpouring of generosity from individuals and groups from around the country in the aftermath of the storm.


Shaw has announced that Summer session will begin as scheduled on May 23, but only for non-residential students.  Classes will be held in person and online.  Shaw's eight College of Adult and Professional Education sites across the state will hold classes as previously scheduled.


Donations to Shaw's disaster relief fund can be made by going to  The Tom Joyner Morning Show can be heard by going to



Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the oldest historically black university in the south. Shaw University is a private, co-educational liberal arts University, that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.