Michael Guy III
Hometown: Stafford, VA
Career goal: to become a university professor
Congratulations to Hercules Scholar Michael Guy III, a sophomore at Morgan State University. After graduation, Michael aspires to get his PhD in physics then move forward to become a tenure-track professor. Michael is also part of a research team on campus that studies nanowire fabrication/cancer research; and for his accomplishments, has been offered a position as a summer intern at the Naval Research Lab studying coronal mass ejections (explosions of magnetized plasma from the sun).
In addition to his studies, Michael is a member of flute choir, the concert band and is a former member of the marching band. Michael also volunteers as a representative for the physics department at open house events and has served on numerous panels about the school. Lastly, Michael helps other students by tutoring in physics, calculus and Spanish.
The eldest of eight siblings, Michael has honed his leadership skills. “I am often thrust into the role of mentor and role-model for the other siblings, which has helped in his growth and development overall,” he says.
Michael’s motto for life is: The promise of living with hope and thanksgiving is born of our loving our friends and our labor. – Aaron Copeland
“Loving my friends and contributing to society through labor are the optimal ways for me to feel as though I am making the most out of my life because it makes me feel more connected to the lives of others,” Michael says.