[Dallas, TX – September 4th ,2014]
” We are NSU”
Michael Minix a senior, from Chesapeake, Virginia has been named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”. At Norfolk State University Michael majors in Music Media and is also a pursuing a minor in Business. Michael is an honor student with a 3.91 GPA who plans to be a music producer and professional saxophonist.
At Norfolk State University , Michael is a member of the Jazz Ensemble and he also serves as a peer tutor in the local community. He is also proud alumni of the NSU Legion Marching Band. During his time at NSU, Michael has interned at WHRO Radio and TV station. Over the years, he has developed an appreciation for and proficiency in performing for Classical Jazz, R&B, Pop, and Gospel bands. According to Michael, “I feel these experience will only strengthen my ear as a producer and propel me deeper into the craft.”
Michael lives by the motto; “Never live a minute without adding value to your life”.
The Norfolk State University is located in Norfolk, Va., has 6,728 students, offering more than 50 degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. On its 134-acre campus, there are 35 buildings, including state-of-the-art technology centers, a 28,000-seat football stadium and an 8,000-seat basketball arena.
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.
Click Here and Listen to Michael Minix talk being selected as the Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar –