Immediate Release
(Wiley College, Marshall, TX)
July 1, 2022

Wiley College is pleased to announce that our Department of Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness has been awarded a $54,000 grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. This grant will increase the College’s mental health services.

As further response to the growing need for mental health services, the Hogg Foundation project funding proposes to address student needs with the following interventions: 

  1. Traditional counseling
  2. Playback therapy
  3. Excursions/cultural events
  4. Student emergency funding to address non-academic barriers
  5. Black Women’s Mental Health Summit

The five outlined activities will provide multiple ways for Transition-Age Youth of Color and their Families (TAYCF) to receive emotional support and increase emotional skills. Additionally, the project will reduce non-academic barriers such as finances to ensure student success. 

Wiley College is committed to the holistic well-being of all students. As evidence of this commitment, in 2018, President Herman J. Felton, Jr. created the Department of Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness (SHCW). SHCW provides comprehensive student mental health services and works closely with Student Support and Accessibility Services and Academic Affairs. 

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health seeks to transform how communities promote mental health in everyday life, and the impact of history on the communities that they serve. The Hogg Foundation has been a major player in the mental health landscape in Texas since 1940-educating, advocating, and funding mental health programs of all sorts. 

For more information about Wiley College Mental Health initiatives please contact Ms. Jasmine Farmer, Director of Marketing and Communications,


About Wiley College: Founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas, Wiley College is a historically Black, liberal arts, residential, co-educational, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Committed to the principle of educational access, the College serves traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds who have expressed a desire and potential for learning in a Christian environment. Home of “The Great Debaters,” Wiley College has an intentional focus on social good and leadership, and its motto is “Go forth Inspired.”