[Dallas, TX – May 21st, 2015]
Student: Joseph Baggett
Hometown : New Orleans, Louisiana
Major/ Class: Human Development / Senior
Joseph,a senior at the University of the District of Columbia was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar ” for this week.
Mr. Baggett is originally from New Orleans Louisiana and he currently holds a 4.0 GPA and is majoring in Human Development at the University of the District of Columbia. After earning his degree at UDC , he plans to get his Masters in Elementary Education and give back to the community by becoming an educator with low income schools with at risk students. In the community Joseph is also the Founder and President of a nonprofit called Information Uplink. This organization provides young men ages 12-18 with skills they need to succeed in life.
The most influential person in Joseph’s life is his father. He mentions that his father taught him by leading by example and never settling. Joseph is also a proud father of 2 teenage boys.
He lives by the quote “To say the sky is the limit, is an understatment ” #UDC #UDC1851