Meharry places third in The Home Depot’s Retool Your School contest. Wins $50,000 prize.


Through the Herculean effort of alumni, friends and students posting tweets and voting for a cause, Meharry Medical College won a $50,000 prize from The Home Depot in their “Retool Your School” contest.


The contest from the home-improvement giant honored HBCUs, subdividing more than 70 schools into three categories, or “clusters.” The top three vote getters in each cluster would win $50,000 each for campus improvements. Votes could be cast online at the Retool Your School website, or through posting or reposting tweets.


Meharry garnered 396,359 votes in the course of the competition, finishing third in our cluster. Coming in first was Meharry’s Nashville neighbor, Fisk University, followed by Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.


Plans for the winnings include renovation of the college amphitheater.




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