By Adventist Today News Team
Oakwood University, an Adventist higher education institution in Huntsville, Alabama, won the Retool Your School contest that Home Depot sponsored over recent months. Its 1,939 students came in ahead of larger schools, reported The Huntsville Times yesterday. Fisk University in Nashville, with an enrollment of 842, and Tuskegee University, with an enrollment of 2,684, tied for second place in the contest to see how many supporters and alumni would register online at a Home Depot web site within a limited number of weeks. The contest specifically targeted the historically African American colleges and universities and a total of 67 institutions entered. Oakwood will be awarded a $50,000 grant by Home Depot for campus beautification and the other two schools will each get a $10,000 grant. Oakwood has announced that it will use the grant to construct a pavilion near a pond on campus, complete with an outdoor kitchen.