This Hercules Scholar is Already an Entrepreneur. Meet Jamaal Wells, Fisk University Student

GPA: 3.5
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Major: Computer Science
Classification: Sophomore
Career goal: to become a tech business owner

Congratulations to today’s $1,500 Hercules Scholarship winner, Jamaal Wells. In the passage below, the business owner and former Google intern talks about why he chose Fisk and what he is doing now to help improve his community.

By Hercules Scholar Jamaal Wells:

I am from Nashville, Tenn. and the youngest of three children of Mandel and Sheila Wells. I am a Computer Science major at Fisk University. I chose Fisk because of its personal culture, strong roots and a tradition of pursuing excellence.

I have always had an interest in coding, cyber security, helping people and problem solving, which lead me on my path to my business, Virtuloq.

Before graduating with honors from Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., I started building the foundation for what is now Virtuloq. Virtuloq is a mobile application and website that will allow consumers and businesses alike to protect their material assets. As a business owner and student, I have worked with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and several venture capitalists to help pursue my dream of launching Virtuloq.

I am a Martin Luther King scholarship recipient, a Nashville Entrepreneur Center Scholar recipient, along with a Google internship recipient. In my free time, I help students prepare for the ACT, speak at conferences about the tech industry and spend time with my family. I enjoy coding, reading, video games, rock climbing, soccer and playing frisbee.

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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.

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