Two of Jackson State University’s most recent alums are father and son, Roy L. Jackson and Ramon L. Jackson, who both graduated this spring and are now ready for graduate school.
The older Jackson enrolled at JSU in 1976 as a social work major. After completing one semester at the university, he enlisted in the United States Army. After retiring at age 53 with 34 years of active duty service, he decided to return to Jackson State University to obtain a bachelor’s degree.
Roy completed his degree in professional interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in social work. He plans to further his studies in a master’s degree program.
Continuing the musical legacy of his mother, Ramon entered JSU as a music major. He marched in the Sonic Boom of the South for four years. While in the band, he became the trombone section leader and webmaster for the band.
Throughout his studies at JSU, Ramon maintained a position on the Dean’s List and was inducted into several honor societies at the university. In spring 2013, Ramon was inducted into the Delta Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc.
Ramon will start the graduate music education program at JSU this fall. He aspires to become a band director and member of the JSU music faculty.