Keep God First, Work Hard: Keenan Lowery of Lane College is Today’s Hercules Scholar

Keenan Lowery

Senior criminal justice major, Keenan Lowery, plans to go to law school and own his own law firm.


GPA: 3.6
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Major: Criminal Justice
Classification: Senior
Career goal: Criminal Defense attorney

Keenan Lowery of Lane College is today’s Hercules Scholar. This criminal justice major plans to attend law school after graduation and go on to become a criminal defense attorney and eventually open his own law firm.

Although Keenan did not graduate from high school, he continued his education by obtaining his GED and moving on to Lane College. While attending Lane, Keenan has been very involved on and off campus throughout the city of Jackson. He is currently the president of the Student Government Association and is the student representative on the Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Pre-Alumni council, campus activity board, and the homecoming committee. He is also an initiate into the Beta Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and the Beta Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Incorporated.

For his outstanding leadership and volunteer work in the community, Keenan was also the recipient for Madison county of Jackson, Tennessee for the Tennessee Governors Volunteer Star Award.

Keenan has been most influenced by many in his circle, including his mother, five sisters, best friend, mentors, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers, President Hampton of Lane College, Vice-President and Chaplin Goldmon of Lane College, HBCU presidents, and HBCU All-Stars for White House.

He loves is to inspire other young adults with his story and to motivate others to go on in life and pursue your dreams.

Keenan lives by the motto: Keep God First, Work Hard, and Remain Humble

In the video below, Keenan shares his appreciation for the scholarship.

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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.