Zachary Brown, Future Agriculture Professor Receives $1,500 Hercules Scholarship

[Dallas, TX – November 20th, 2014]


Student: Zachary Brown

Hometown : Missouri City, TX

Major/ Class: Animal Science, Senior

Zachary Brown, a Senior at  Southern University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar ” for this week.

Zachary is originally from Missouri City , Texas and currently has a 3.75 GPA. He is majoring in Animal Science and is working towards his career goal is to become a Professor at Southern University in the College of Agriculture  . After completing college he wants to continue his education and get his Masters in Agriculture Education at Texas A&M. If you attended the 2013 SWAC Championship, you might have seen Zachary Brown helping lead the Jaguary Nation to a SWAC Title. Zachary Brown is not only a member of the Southern Univeristy Football Team but he has been on the Dean’s list since arriving at Southern University in 2011.

His other  activities consist of  being a Counselor of the  Southern University B.A.Y.O.U.  and  Food and Agriculture Leadership Academy.  The most influential person to him,  is his Mother and she has been the rock in his life

He lives by the motto : “”Commitment Discipline Effort Toughness and Pride ” a motto that defending SWAC Champions Southern University chant before each practice.

More About Southern University

SU began in New Orleans in 1880 and moved to Baton Rouge in 1914. SU is the  largest of the five-campus Southern University System and the only historically black university system in the U.S. The acting chancellor of SU is Mr. Flandus McClinton, Jr. who is an alumnus of SU where he received his B.S. degree in accounting in 1971.

Southern University (SU), located in Baton Rouge, La., has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month” for November. Click here to make a donation to support Southern University.

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.

Video Courtesy of : SU_Student Affairs

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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.