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Now...with all of that being said you are probably wondering what campus life is like. Check out this next section featuring two JSU TIGERS!
Photography by William H. Kelly III

ALEXANDRIA GALTNEY,

GRADUATE STUDENT FROM JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Career Goal: To become an anchor/reporter or news director

Honors: Tau Sigma, graduated Magna Cum Laude

"The yard was always lit on a Friday!”

-ALEXANDRIA GALTNEY
What is your most memorable moment at JSU?
“My most memorable experience was Homecoming 2017. I was serving as the editor-in-chief of the student publications and I was in charge of interviewing all the artist performing at the Homecoming concert which included: Cardi B, Rich Homie Quan, Yo Gotti, MoneyBaggyo, and Lil Wayne. I was so excited.”
Which faculty/staff member inspired you the most throughout your college journey?
“One of my professors for the Mass Communication department, Bonnie Jackson, was very inspirational. I looked up to her because she cared, and she made sure students were her first priority. Ms. Jackson was selfless, knowledgeable, driven, and wise.”
What advice would you give a prospective student interested in enrolling?
Come in being open minded. When I came to Jackson State, I had one idea of the university based off of what I remember seeing growing up because my family went there and it was not even a mile away from my high school. Jackson State has so much more to offer and I was surprised about what I learned about the university when I first got there.”
Studying in the library or partying on the yard?
“Partying on the yard of course! I’m down for a turn up with no drama any day. That is actually really bad to say but it is true. The yard was always lit on a Friday!”
Favorite quote?
“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

-Shirley Chisholm

 

Photography by DeJarius Evans

KYLE KIDD,

CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATE FROM LOS ANGELES, CA

Major: Mass Communications with a Political Science minor

On campus organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., JSU NAACP,  Campus Activity Board, Blue and White Flash News

"I came into JSU wanted to be a Sports Journalist and now I am striving to become a Activist, Author, as well as Political and Social activists.”

-KYLE KIDD
What attracted you to Jackson State University?
“Before I transferred to Jackson State I was attending a PWI in California. It being overcrowded, classes being full, and expectations of graduation on time beginning to dwindle JSU was a breath of fresh air. Coming on campus what attracted me was the family energy I felt from students and faculty, they wanted to see you become all you aspire to be and will help you in any way possible to do so. It was at Jackson State that I began wearing more suits and keeping up with my outer appearance, seeing so many of my African American counterparts looking professional and holding themselves to that standard truly impacted me.”
What advice would you give a prospective student?
“Although HBCUs are well known for their social life and homecomings, it’s imperative that you do research on their academic programs, see if they have the area of work you are interested in and connect with current students or graduated students and inquire about the success rate of the program and after leaving the school. If you do not know what you want to do you, HBCUs are the perfect place to find you calling within the first 2 years, I came into JSU wanted to be a Sports Journalist and now I am striving to become a Activist, Author, as well as Political and Social activists.”
Which famous alum you wished to have had class with?
“I wish I could of had classes with Journalist DeMarco Morgan. He has paved the way for so many communication majors at our school and really inspired us to go after what we want despite any adversity we may face or the stereotype of having a degree from a Mississippi institution.”
The library or partying on the yard?
“Definitely would find me partying on the yard, some days I would try to see how I can go to class for enough time and then hurry back to the yard quick enough to stroll with my brothers at the JSU hotspots.”
Favorite quote?
 “I trust the next chapter because I know the author.”

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