[ Dallas, TX – October 30th, 2014 ]
Student: Joshua Middleton
Hometown : Montgomery, Alabama
Major/ Class: Chemistry – Sophomore
Joshua Middleton, a Sophomore at Alabama State University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar” for this week.
He is originally from Montgomery and currently has a 3.9 GPA. He is majoring in Chemistry and is working on a minor in Math. His career goal is to become a veterinarian and plans to create a state of the art animal clinic combining technology and health for animals. Joshua is very involved in the community and on the campus of Alabama State University . His activities consist of volunteering at a local veterinary clinic, and he is also a member of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, The Alabama Chemical Society, the STEM Club.
He lives by the motto : “Do your best and Forget the Rest”
Alabama State University is located in Montgomery, Ala., was founded in 1867 in Marion, Ala. The institution, formed as the Lincoln Normal School, is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.
The Alabama State new President is Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd. She is not only an alumnus of Alabama State, but is also the university’s first female president.
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.
President Boyd Participates at the Tom Joyner Foundation “Lightning Round” Listen to this