What is your major?
I’m majoring in elementary education which means I’ll be certified to teach kindergarten through sixth grade.
Why did you choose that major?
I chose it because I’ve always loved working with kids. I went through different options for my major leading up to college, but, ultimately, I knew in my heart that education is where I was meant to be. I ended up changing my major to it after my freshman year of college and it was the best decision I’ve ever made!
Why Marshall University?
I visited other colleges, but none of them made me feel the way that Marshall did. When I stepped on campus, I felt like I was home!
What is your plans after graduation?
After graduation, I plan to be a substitute in local schools for the rest of the school year. I also hope to be hired at a local elementary school so I can start teaching my own classroom!
Favorite memory in college?
Attending my first football game as a Marshall student was such an exciting time for me. I immediately felt a strong connection to my university. Getting to be a part of the We Are Marshall chant was so special and meaningful, and I’ll never forget the way it made me feel.
Jackie will officially graduate this Saturday at 2 pm! Congrats and good luck!