Kyle Snedecor of Southern University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

[Dallas, TX – November 5th, 2014]


Student: Kyle Snedecor

Hometown : Ann Arbor, Michigan

Major/ Class: Finance  – Senior

Kyle Snedecor, a Senior at  Southern University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar ” for this week.

Kyle is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and currently has a 3.5GPA. He is majoring in Finance and is working towards his career goal is to become a Financial Advisor. But before that Kyle would like to get his MBA at another HBCU. Kyle is a standout in the community and on the campus of Southern University . His activities consist of  being a member of the Pi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity, Member of the Economics and Finance Club, he is also a Gala on the Bluff Student Intern.  The most influential person to him,  is his late Grandmother, who he says is “ the most kind spirited person he knows and always encouraging“.

He lives by the motto : “Pain may Last but it will Subside” . 

More About Southern University

SU began in New Orleans in 1880 and moved to Baton Rouge in 1914. SU is the  largest of the five-campus Southern University System and the only historically black university system in the U.S. The acting chancellor of SU is Mr. Flandus McClinton, Jr. who is an alumnus of SU where he received his B.S. degree in accounting in 1971.

Southern University (SU), located in Baton Rouge, La., has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month” for November. Click here to make a donation to support Southern University.

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.

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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.