To be honest, I don’t remember where I originally learned about Jalaal Hayes’ but I must admit I was so impressed by his accomplishments I just could not stop reading about him. For those who don’t know Jalaal Hayes’ is a teacher that just received his Ph.D. this past December. But what’s so fascinating about him is that he is only 23 years old!! Dr. Hayes received his Ph.D. in applied chemistry from Delaware State University which he is youngest person to ever receive a Ph.D. from the university.
Dr. Hayes graduated high school at 15, and graduated college at 18 with two degrees. He is now currently working at Universal Audenried Charter High School which he wants to encourage more minority kids to take an interest in the STEM program (science, technology, engineering and math).
It is refreshing to see a positive young black man highlighted for there are many working hard and doing good in society. I wish Dr. Hayes the best of luck! Oh I almost forgot to mention Jalaal’s younger brother is Kamal is graduating high school in the spring…he is 15!