Paine College Student Michael Gardner Selected As Hercules Scholar

Posted by lsuggs | 08/8/2012 12:53 PM

Michael Gardner, a junior accounting major from Hephzibah, Ga is this week's Tom Joyner Foundation's "Herc Scholar".  Born in Landstuhl, Germany to Winston and Pamela Gardner, Michael will graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and later earn a Master's Degree in Accounting as well.

This honor student has a 4.0 GPA and aspires to become a Certified Public Accountant and lead his own business. Michael has a love for reading and believes that books are, "the window to the world for me.”

At Paine, Michael volunteers as a math tutor at a local community center, serves a peer tutor, and  is a student advisor. Michael is one of five male students selected.

Paine College is a four-year, private co-educational college, located on a beautiful 57-acre campus in the heart of Augusta, Ga. The campus is located one hour away from Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, and it is an easy two-hour drive from Atlanta, the capital of Georgia. With more than 860 full-time students, Paine has 60 Full-time, 24 Adjuncts, 45 Full-time Doctorates.

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Photo Caption: Michael Gardner, Paine College student and Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar.