Deont’e Ragland of Clark Atlanta University named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

[Dallas, TX. – August 7th , 2014]
Deont’e Ragland - CAU

Deont’e Ragland – CAU



 Deont’e Ragland, is a junior, business administration major, marketing minor from Largo, Maryland, has been named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

Deont’e plans to have a career in the fashion industry focusing on marketing research for brand development.  At Clark Atlanta, Deont’e is heavily involved with the University as a Student Ambassador, member of the Spanish Club, the Marketing Club, and serves as a peer tutor.


Clark Atlanta University, in Atlanta, Georgia., is the Foundation’s School of the Month for August which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.

The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.5, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

Click here to donate to support scholars like Deont’e Ragland


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