(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
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 www.tomjoynerfoundation.org.
For more information, call CAU’s Office of Alumni Relations: