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Grammy-Award Winning Hip-Hop Artist to Donate Tablets to Huston-Tillotson Students

AUSTIN, Texas – When three-time-Grammy Award winning Hip-Hop artist Tip T.I. Harris comes to the Huston-Tillotson campus on Thursday, March 23rd, It won’t be in concert; instead, he will be there to donate tablets to the students. The high-acclaimed music mogul will be accompanied by Vernell Woods, CEO of Moolah Mobile. Students can pick up their tablets between the hours of 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Davage-Darden Student Union.

“I am so pleased to have my friend, T.I., to help us bridge the technology gap that exists on our campus,” said HT President Melva Williams. Williams and T.I. were featured in Forbes and Billboard magazines a few years ago for a course they teach on business and entrepreneurship.

The Atlanta, Georgia, native is one of the highest selling hip-hop artists of all time and is a pioneer of the hip-hop subgenre “trap music.”  The star of several television reality shows, he is also co-founder of A.K.O.O. Clothing, Grand Hustle, VisionMob, Club Crucial and V Live.

For more information, contact Dr. Autumn Caviness, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at or 512.505.6447.

About Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University, the oldest institution of learning in Austin, Texas, has roots dating back to 1875. HT is an independent, church-related, historically black, four-year liberal arts institution located on a 23-acre tree-lined campus near downtown in East Austin. Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to nurture a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. The University offers associate and master’s degrees in addition to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 19 areas of study.