Name: Jasmine “Jazz” Jackson
Hometown: Rock Hill, S.C.
Year in School: Junior
Major: Political Science
“I am ready.”
These words, said with confidence and clarity, come from CCU political science junior Jazz Jackson. Stating that she is prepared for what may come her way, whether on a personal level or academic level, Jazz is passionate about life and proud to be a Chanticleer.
In fact, Jazz’s pride for CCU is intense enough that she mounted a successful campaign to become the current executive vice president of the Student Government Association. Motivated to leave a mark during her time in office, Jazz wants to specifically focus on helping CCU realize a major objective of its strategic plan, diversity and inclusion. Mentioning that she wants campus to embrace diversity and inclusion principles “on all facets,” she hopes to influence not just students but faculty and staff as well.
Jazz’s experience in a major student leadership position will help prepare her for the future. She hopes to become a criminal defense attorney while developing a keen understanding of constitutional law. Jazz knows Coastal is providing her with the tools to succeed once law school comes around, especially when it comes to learning information at a rapid pace.
“CCU has given me the opportunity to accelerate my academic career,” Jazz says, mentioning that she is in the Degree in Three program.
We look forward to Jazz’s leadership this academic year and we thank her for the positive influence she has had on #TEALnation.
Q&A with Jazz
How did you hear about Coastal?: Coastal was actually a top choice for my twin sister who is now at the University of South Carolina. I heard about CCU through her during our senior year of high school.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I fell in love with the campus during a personal tour given to my mother and I by a hometown friend and CCU cheerleader.
Favorite professor: Paul Sebo, Ph.D., of the Department of Politics.
Favorite class: Philosophical Writing with Renee Smith, Ph.D.
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: All the different opportunities the university offers students, faculty, staff and alumni to get involved.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: The freedom I have to adventure around the area – there is always something to do here.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: Student Government Association
Plans after graduation?: Attend law school.
What are your hobbies?: Playing chess, listening to music, reading.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I write poetry
Bonus Info: I am extremely excited about my position as the executive vice president of SGA and all that we have planned as an organization this academic year.