Aspiring Financial Analyst at Philander Smith Jamal Hamilton Receives $1,500 Hercules Scholarship

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Student : Jamal Hamilton

Hometown : Houston, TX

GPA : 3.76

Major / Classification : Business Administration  / Senior

Jamal Hamilton was named the Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar from Philander Smith College.

Jamal  is studying Business Administration at Philander Smith College . After earning his bachelors , he plans to return back to Houston, TX to obtain his Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University.

Mr. Hamilton is a great example of an Hercules Scholar on campus as he serves as a tutor for the Academic Success Center , a Peer Coach/Counselor for Black Male Engagement and a member of  Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated where he is  serving as Keeper of Exchequer .

The most influential person in Jamal’s life is his mother.  He says she “has always been his source of inspiration and she is the epitome of a strong, black woman” .

He lives by the motto “ It’s not about how good you are; it’s how good you want to be”.

Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.

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