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Motlow College named as Top 50 employer of Historically Black Colleges and Universities students and graduates

Nov. 26, 2014

Motlow College was recently named as one of the top 50 employers of Historically Black Colleges and Universities students and graduates in the Fall/Winter edition of HBCU CONNECT Magazine.

The list includes private companies, government organizations and institutions of higher learning. Motlow was ranked No. 41 in the list of 50 organizations, with Microsoft holding the top spot and Wal-Mart ranked No. 2.

"Being recognized by HBCU is evidence of the practice Motlow employs to recruit the very best faculty and staff," said Dr. MaryLou Apple, Motlow College president.

Other notable entries include the Department of State at No. 8, Ford Motor Company at No. 13, IBM at No. 19, Brown-Forman (the makers of Jack Daniels) at No. 24, Harvard University at No. 35, and Nationwide Insurance at No. 46.

According to the magazine, the list is compiled, "Based on our extensive relationships with faculty and staff at our nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the largest database of companies actively hiring students and graduates of HBCUs."

HBCU CONNECT uses a list of criteria for organizations to be considered, including an organization's HBCU specific outreach; conversations with the organization to learn their recruitment efforts; relationships that organizations have with HBCU or alumni; and the overall visibility of the efforts made by organizations to connect with HBCU.

The magazine adds, "Having a top 50 list is a great way to congratulate and encourage these companies to continue their efforts and to notify HBCU faculty, students and graduates about the employers putting a strong effort towards recruiting them."

For more information about HBCU CONNECT visit their website at