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Tadean Page
Name: Tadean Page
Residence: Hartsville, S.C.

There’s not enough good news in the world.

Winthrop University’s Tadean Page wants to change that, one Facebook post and one scholarship at a time.

Page, a junior elementary education major from Dillon, South Carolina, launched the Motivating Males organization two years ago. With hopes of providing encouragement and motivation to all males, he and followers share inspirational stories each week. In less than a year, these stories have reached more than 30,000 people on Facebook.

The new Council of Student Leaders president also created the I am H.I.M. Scholarship to give back to his local community. The monetary award is given to one Dillon High School male senior who maintains a 3.0 GPA and plans to attend a four-year institution in South Carolina. He's raising money for an annual gala, with funds going toward the scholarship.

“I decided to create the I am H.I.M. Scholarship Foundation to provide academic and moral support for males in my community through monetary scholarships and mentoring,” Page explained. “Growing up in a community where the poverty level was sky-high and many resources were not provided, I wanted to lend a helping hand where it was needed.”

But that’s only the beginning for Page, who plans to spend his career positively influencing young males through the educational field. The place he feels most at home? Winthrop University.

“I knew I wanted to major in education, so I decided to do my research on the institutions within the state of South Carolina that had a great program,” he said. “Of all the schools, Winthrop was the first one on my list to visit, and it has been home ever since. I fell in love with the campus and the professors in the department.”

While at Winthrop, Page has thrown himself full-force into activities with the ability to reach the most people. His favorite experience has been serving as an Orientation Leader—particularly because it lets him help others.

“Serving as Orientation Leader was an amazing experience because it gave me the opportunity to assist freshmen with their transitioning and serve as an aid during their process,” he said.

Page is also a member of the Winthrop chapter of the South Carolina Education Association and the Call Me MISTER program. Outside of school, he’s active in his church and in programs at local elementary schools.

After graduation, he hopes to implement youth development centers into communities that focus on encouraging them to pursue the most in life through academic, moral and physical enhancement.

Last updated 7/6/17 by NC

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