Sports Fan Hopes to Turn Passion into a Career: Meet Jalen Whirl, UAPB Hercules Scholar

Jalen Whirl

Classification: Sophomore
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Cordova, Tennessee
Career goals: to work with a sports marketing firm

Congratulations to this week’s Hercules Scholarship winner, Jalen Whirl, a sophomore business administration major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

With the goal of landing a job with a sports marketing firm after getting his degree, Jalen hopes to soon begin a work study assignment with the UAPB football team to gain more knowledge.

The most influential person in Jalen’s life is his single mother, who he credits with giving her all to help in his advancement. The avid sports fan says he is grateful for his scholarship, which he believes will¬†allow him to achieve his goals and prove to his mother that her hard work will not be in vain.

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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.