The "Making Black History Now" social media series for #BlackHistoryMonth continues with Sade Meeks. Sade is the President of @ju_sga_ and on the @jax_xctf team! She is very involved on campus (@ju_studentlife) and has had a positive impact on many of her classmates. Sade is from New York and is majoring in accounting. She was quoted saying her advice to her freshman self would have been, "Never be afraid to fail, only afraid to never try." ---- Note: This photo was taken pre-COVID-19.
The next feature in our social media series, "Making Black History Now" for #BlackHistoryMonth is Mike Mitchell, Director of the Military and Veterans Resource Center at Jacksonville University. Mike served in the Navy for 21 years before retiring as a chief petty officer in 2013. He came to JU that same year to finish his undergraduate degree in business management, and at the time, there were few resources for vets. That began to change in 2016 when Mitchell was hired by the University and asked to write a proposal about what he would do for the veteran population. ---- “I wrote about how I would give all veterans, dependents and spouses the red-carpet treatment,” Mitchell recalled, and he has done just that. Under his guidance, the University has strengthened its veterans center and the assistance it provides veteran students. The center, known as the Defenders’ Den, houses computers, printers and work spaces for veterans. There are also veteran students on-hand who can assist with classes and offer peer-to-peer mentorships. The number of resources now available to vets has helped Jacksonville University earn a No. 16 ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best colleges for veteran’s among regional universities in the South.
Registration is now open! Students can register for classes via Self Service. ----- Jacksonville University is proud to announce that we will once again offer these entirely online core classes, available to all undergraduate students, for the discounted rate of $300 per credit hour—over a 60% discount compared to the regular summer rate. Whether at home, on campus, or away, JU works to ensure all students stay on track with more easily accessible and affordable courses. ----- The discounted courses include: -CS 150 Personal Productivity Using Technology -ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics -ENGL 203 World Literature -HIST 150 The Modern World-HUM 322 Medieval & Renaissance Culture -HUM 344 Modern Culture -MATH 110 Mathematics of Motion & Change -MATH 112 Modern Applications of Math
Future Phins, are you excited to make Jacksonville University your home? Our Housing Application is officially open! 🎉🐬 Get a glimpse into what living on campus is like by joining Joel and Ross for a room tour of one of our exclusively freshmen residential spaces, Williams Hall. Link in bio! . . #College #CollegeLife #ResLife #NewToJU #JUPhinsUp
The "Making Black History Now" social media series for #BlackHistoryMonth continues with Kevin Bennett. Kevin is the Director of Campus Security at Jacksonville University and a JU alum (@jualumni)! He works diligently every day to keep our campus community safe. We asked a few members of our campus community about working with Kevin and received some great responses: ----- "We are so lucky to have Mr. Kevin Bennett as our Director of Campus Security. Mr. Bennett is dedicated, approachable, and fair. I value how he takes time to cruise around, talking and laughing with members of our JU community- he is very in tune with the pulse of our campus!'- Dr. Nisse Goldberg, Professor of Biology & Marine Science ------ "Our team helps engage with parents and families of current students, and whenever a family member has a question, issue, or suggestion, Kevin reaches out directly by phone to address the concern quickly. Over the semester, multiple families have reached out saying how helpful, calm, and knowledgeable Kevin was in helping answer their questions or navigate an issue." - Lauren Griffith, Senior Director of Engagement and Annual Philanthropy
The next feature in our social media series, "Making Black History Now" for #BlackHistoryMonth is the Director of the Student Inclusion Center at Jacksonville University Patrice Abner. Patrice's experience in community engagement, leadership development, social justice, and student advocacy fuels her goals for the Student Inclusion Center. As a Jacksonville native, she felt a strong calling to encourage students in her hometown. Patrice was also recently featured in @babeswhohustle for her work at the Student Inclusion Center at JU.
Future Phins, mark your calendars. 📅 The housing application opens on February 15th, exclusively for those who have committed to JU. Be sure to submit your enrollment deposit so you don't miss out on your opportunity to get the first pick of rooms! . . Tag your future roommate and tell us how you're going to decorate your room! #College #CollegeLife #ResLife #NewToJU #JUPhinsUp
Layout your black outfit tonight! Senior Vice President and a leader for J.U.S.T.I.C.E. Jacksonville University's Special Taskforce on Inclusion, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Engagement, Allana Forté wants to encourage you to wear black tomorrow for #BlackHistoryMonth. Tag us in your story with black on for a chance to be featured on our story tomorrow.
Are you ready to Give Forward? On February 22, join the race for the future. Five days. Six Challenges. Every dollar matters. Ready? Set... DASH! www.ju.edu/dolphindash/ (Link in our bio)