Meet Jalen Adams, Future Lawyer & Dillard University Hercules Scholar

GPA: 3.8
Hometown: Opelousas, Louisiana
Major: Business Administration
Classification: Sophomore
Career goal: to own a law firm

Congratulations to Opelousas, Louisiana native and Hercules Scholarship winner, Jalen Adams. After graduation, the Dillard student plans to attend law school and go on to serve in his community.

At Dillard University, Jalen is active on the executive board of Men of Dillard, the pre-law society, the American Marketing Association and Pre-Alumni Council. During his free time, he is an avid reader of literature by Carter G. Woodson, W.E.B. DuBois and Langston Hughes.

Jalen is most influenced by his mother, whom he says is “the rock that holds me together.” For this, Jalen says, he is thankful.

The sophomore business administration major lives by this quote by rapper J. Cole: “There’s beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success.”

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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.