Paine College Student Michael A. Woodard Selected As Hercules Scholar

Posted by lsuggs | 08/27/2012 04:47 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Michael A. Woodard is a senior, Mass Communications major from College Park, Ga. He is the son of Freddie and Violeta Woodard. Woodard has been selected as a Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar.

He maintains a 3.56 GPA and will pursue a master's degree in Mass Communications after completing his studies at Paine.  Woodard aspires to become a radio personality and news anchor.  Woodard is actively involved at Paine College and the Augusta community.  He serves as an editor for the Media Studies student newsletter “The Propaine”, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated—and a member of the Paine College Wesley Fellowship.  He also volunteers with the Augusta Cancer Awareness Coalition, the Kids With A Future Program at St. Luke United Methodist Church and Bethel United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga.

The Tom Joyner Foundation has named Paine College its Tom Joyner School of the Month for the month of August.  Paine College is one of eleven HBCU’s to be honored in 2012.

As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s “Schools of the Month,” Paine will receive funds from listeners, alumni, corporations and other interested parties during the month of July 2012 for scholarships for Paine College students. All funds raised via the Paine College/Tom Joyner Foundation Partnership will be sent directly to Paine for the students.

Every Thursday, during the month of August, Tom Joyner will announce Hercules Scholarship recipient LIVE on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.  Hercules Scholarships will be awarded to five Paine College male students. 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” College and have at least 3.5 GPA.

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Photo caption: Paine College senior and Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar, Michael A. Woodard.