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Four Top Males At Clark Atlanta University Named Tom Joyner Foundation Scholars

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  • Date: 8/28/2014
  • Author: Clark Atlanta University
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ATLANTA (Aug. 28, 2014) — Four top male students at         Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have been named Hercules Scholars by the Tom Joyner Foundation and will each receive a $1,500 scholarship named for Joyner’s late father.  CAU is the Foundation’s August 2014 School of the Month, a distinction that includes daily promotion on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” (TJMS) to generate scholarship donations from listeners, CAU alumni and friends across the nation.

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Aaron Blake Chambers is a sophomore computer science major who aspires to become a systems engineer.  He has a 3.81 GPA and was named CAU’s 2014-15 “Man of the Year.”  He is a member of the Isabella T. Jenkins Honors Program and the National Society of Black Engineers.  He served as “Mr. Honors Program” during his freshman year.  An avid athlete, Chambers also was a pitcher on the CAU baseball team.

DeVante K. Leitch of Trenton, N.J., is a senior accounting major with a 3.55 GPA, with plans of becoming a Certified Public Accountant after graduate school.  He is a member of the CAU Global Leadership Academy, Golden Key International Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, National Association of Black Accountants, Caribbean Association, and Business Leaders Initiative. 

Deonte J. Ragland of Largo, Md., is a junior business administration major with a 3.67 GPA, with a concentration in marketing and an interest in the fashion industry.  At CAU, he serves as a student ambassador and was “Mr. Spanish Club” 2013-2014.

Darrell Cummings Jr. is a junior sociology major from Baton Rouge, La., with a 3.8 average.  His career goal is to pursue the doctoral degree and become an educational counselor.  He is a member of the NAACP and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

Nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner formed the Foundation in 1998 in an ongoing effort to assist historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in broadening and strengthening their efforts.  The TJMS airs in 115 markets around the country, reaching nearly eight million listeners every week.  Joyner received an honorary degree from CAU in May of 2004.

 The Foundation will continue its support of CAU through December.  Donations can be made via  For more information, call CAU’s Office of Alumni Relations: 404-880-8022.