‘Fisk Sunday’ set … a time of prayer for the University

Fisk Univ.They ask that religious congregations throughout the nation join together for the purpose of seeking God and His blessing on students, alumni, employees and friends of Fisk University. They ask that you give thanks for the many blessings that have been bestowed on Fisk University.

There are many religious leaders and their devoted members throughout the world who have studied at the beloved university. The Steering Committee asks everyone to make plans to pray in assemblies for Fisk—and to recognize current or former students, alumni, faculty and staff, and all who advocate for Fisk University.

Finally, they ask that everyone meet with religious leaders for the purpose of making an offering to Fisk for student scholarships. This may be accomplished in the manner of your choice (e.g., a determined gift, separate offering, Sunday School classes, giving online, etc.).

Last year, the Committee’s goal for Fisk Sunday was $100,000, which was exceeded. This year, the Steering Committee’s goal is to raise no less than $150,000 for the General Scholarship Fund. If your place of worship cannot celebrate Fisk Sunday on February 2, the Committee asks that you do so on another Sunday in February.

Commitment to Fisk University continues to provide opportunities for all Fisk students. The Committee thanks you immensely for your support. To make a donation, visit <www.connect.fisk.edu/donatetoday>.

Contact Brad McAfee at <bmcafee@fisk.edu> or 615-329-8508 to say if your place of worship will be supporting Fisk University and celebrating Fisk Sunday.

Founded in 1866, Fisk University is Nashville’s first institution of higher education and currently ranks in the top 20% of all liberal arts institutions in the nation according to The Washington Monthly. Fisk is the fourth highest ranked institution in Tennessee and the highest ranked Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Forbes magazine’s 2013 edition of ‘America’s Best Colleges.’

Fisk has been ranked in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best Southeastern Colleges’ publication for 21 consecutive years. U.S. News and World Report ranks Fisk #146 in the elite Tier One group of 246 liberal arts institutions selected for the distinction among the 1,400 colleges and universities in the nation, and Fisk is one of only four HBCUs ranked in Tier One. Fisk has earned four R&D 100 Awards for work in the creation of radiation detectors developed in collaboration with several national laboratories and corporations.

No other HBCU has ever earned an R & D 100 Award. According to the National Science Foundation, Fisk produces more African Americans who go on to earn doctoral degrees in the natural sciences than any school in the nation.
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