Micheal Clinton

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

Volunteer Accomplishments

  • Centenary College Midnight Run Co-Coordinator
  • Christian Appalachia Project 2013
  • Catholic Charities USA

Educational Accomplishments

  • Lotte Honors Recipient 2015
  • Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
  • Dean's List 2013-2015


Centenary College has opened up so many doors for me since I registered for my freshmen semester, especially the Presidential Scholars Program. I set out to further my education, but the path I am on is so much more than that. I understand what it means to be a positive influence on campus. Beyond the time I spend in my classroom studying the subject I love, I am wasting no time creating a brighter future for myself. As a First Year Leader and Vice President of the Student Government Association, I have realized that the place I am meant to be is working with college students at a higher education institution. Without the support of the Presidential Scholars Program, I would not have found this amazing school and wonderful opportunities it presents to each and every student. I will continue enjoying my present at Centenary while I strive to make my future great!

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.