[Dallas, TX – September 17th]
Student: Xavier Rice
Hometown : Fort Worth, TX
Major/ Class: Biology / Sophomore
Xavier, a Junior at the Prairie View A&M University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar ” for this week.
Mr. Rice is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and currently holds a 4.0 GPA at Prairie View A&M University. After earning his Bachelors degree he plans to achieve his goal to receive his medical degree and then become a Pediatric Oncologist.
On the campus of PVAMU he currently serves as the President of the Minority Association Pre-Medical Students (M.A.P.S) chapter at PVAMU and als serves as sophomore representative in the Undergraduate Medical Academy. Xavier is also a member to the Prairie View Christian Mime ministry.
He also mentions some of the most influential people in his life are his father and faculty advisors; Dr. Dennis E. Daniels and Dr. James A. Wilson. Dr. Daniels . Xavier says they all have taught him how to be a better servant to the community and leader among his peers.
The passage that represents all of his values would have to be 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. The scripture reads “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” To exemplify this definition of love is his goal every day