[Dallas, TX – February 12th , 2015]
Student: Jeremy Anderson
GPA : 3.78
Hometown : Baton, Rouge
Major/ Class: Mass Communication / Sophomore
Jeremy Anderson a Sophomore at Jackson State University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar ” for this week.
Jeremy is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and currently has a 3.78 GPA. He is majoring in Mass communication with a minor Political Science and has set his goals on working for a television station or as a radio personality in a top media market after he receives his degree at Jackson State. On campus he is a writer for the JSU Newspaper , The Blue and White Flash. He is also a member of the JSU Chapter of National Association of Black Journalist. Jeremy was also a member of the Jackson State football team. He goes on to say the most influential people in his life is his father and mother who have supported him and help him become the best person he can be. Another influential person in his life is Roland Martin, who is a journalist that has expanded his career and has major impact on the African American community through his journalism
He lives by the motto : “Love others as much as I love myself” . Check out the video of Jeremy Anderson talking about his career goals, impact on the community and more below.
Jackson State University , located in Jackson , Miss., has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month” for February. JSU was established as Natchez Seminary in 1877 by the American Baptist Home mission Society. In November 1882, the school was moved to Jackson, Mississippi, and in March 1899, the name was changed to Jackson College. The name was then changed to Jackson State College in 1956, and on March 15,1974, the college reached university status.
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.