Micheal Clinton

Major 1: Communication: Film Studies
Major 2: Communication: TV/Radio

Volunteer Accomplishments

  • Catholic Charities USA
  • Christian Appalachia Project

Educational Accomplishments

  • Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation from St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
  • SAT Score of 2010
  • ACT Score of 32


My goals while attending Centenary College are to maintain and develop my learning skills and knowledge of my field of study. I would like one day to work in the artistic medium of film or the informational medium of broadcasting. Before graduations, I want to take advantage of all the opportunities given to me both by the college itself as well as the Presidential Scholarship program. I am very fortunate and grateful for this program because it motivates me to do my best work and be the best student and citizen. I hope to make important and useful connections by way of the Presidential Scholars Program. In general, the community that has developed due to this program is very warm and intellectually stimulating; I have already made several close friends and learned just as much from them as I have in the classroom. Centenary College was my top choice of schools for several months before I even decided to take college applications seriously and I know I made the right decision. Campus feels like a second home.

About Me

“How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!

The world forgetting, by the world forgot.

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!

Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;”
~Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard

“The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough.”

― Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

My two favorite quotes reference many of the same ideas as each other. The first comes from an Alexander Pope epic poem and the specific mention of the poem is used to say that the heroine’s only comfort in life is moving past the hardships she has gone through, you can’t forget your past entirely but you decide whether it effects you or not. The same theme is shown in my second quote. In McCann’s novel, several lives are intertwined around the world in a “six degrees of separation” web. The world will always spin and we have no choice but to keep moving forward. That is the bear minimum that anyone has to do on this planet, stumble on. As long as you continue to move past obstacles then you are doing enough.

Community Project

Canned Food Drive Collection

Food drive collection.
Collecting food.

Canned Food Drive for the Independence Food Pantry The Centenary College Theatre Department teamed with the Presidential Scholars to sponsor a Canned Food Drive to benefit the Independence Township food pantry. Presidential Scholar Micheal Clinton who played the role of Narcissus in the student production of "Polaroid Stories" which ran October 31 - November 3, came up with the idea of the production benefiting a local organization.  The Theatre Department then partnered with members of the Criminal Justice faculty who had an ongoing relationship with the Independent Township food pantry.  Members of the Centenary community who attended the production were given free admission if they brought a canned good.  Over a hundred members of the College took advantage of this offer, which all went to a local organization which supports 70 families on a weekly basis.