A feature on Dillard University’s Hercules Scholars

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Dillard University has been making a difference since 1869. Since opening its doors, the university has provided its students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Upon leaving Dillard, students go on to some of the best graduate schools and become successful in their fields. This month’s Hercules Scholars are a true testament to the foundation the university sets for its students.

“Once you begin something, always see it through until the end”- Acoyar Callis, freshman, biology major, psychology minor from Ripon, California.

Dillard’s Hercules Scholars have proved that with hard work and dedication, they can achieve anything they set their mind to. From one aspiring to attend medical school and become a psychiatrist, to another planning on attending graduate school and obtaining a doctorate degree, they each have set clear goals on their future plans.

All of this month’s Hercules Scholars have a 4.0 GPA. Even so, they are actively involved on campus and in the community. Emole Anya Dimgba, senior, computer science major, physics and mathematics minor from Nigeria, is head of the National Association of Black Engineers (NSBE) at Dillard. Emole also spends his time as a peer tutor. This senior’s involvements at Dillard include: president of the Dillard University National Society of Black Engineers, Global Scholar Association and scholar as part of the Dillard University Louisiana Alliance Minority Program. This senior is Victor Ogburie. Victor is a physics major, computer science and mathematics minor from Charlotte, NC.

Dillard’s Hercules Scholars represented a variety of young men all striving to achieve their goals. From Serigne Mbacke Sene from Thies, Senegal (Africa) to Acoyar Callis from Ripon, California; from a physics major to a computer science major, each scholar uniquely demonstrated his passions and goals.

Continue to show your support for these Hercules Scholars as well as for Dillard University. As Dillard’s time as a Tom Joyner Foundation July 2013 School of the Month has neared its end, you can still show your support throughout the rest of the year.

Visit http://tomjoynerfoundation.org to show your support today.