Taea Jackson: Motivated to Succeed

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Taea Jackson, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana currently serves as the 94th Miss Alcorn State University (ASU).

Jackson attended Baton Rouge Magnet High School located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She applied and got accepted to many colleges but chose to atttend ASU. “I chose Alcorn because they offered me a full scholarship. I did not want to pay out of pocket or take out any loans if I didn’t need to,” stated Jackson. After she made her decision, she toured the campus and instantly fell in love with the atmosphere.

She chose to became a Chemistry major with a Biochemistry concentration. She loved Chemistry in high school and knew she would enjoy it in college. “Although I never wore glasses. I have a passion for optometry. When I was in kindergarten I learned about eye pupils and have been interested ever since,” stated Jackson.

During her Freshman year, Jackson joined Alpha Chi Sigma, The T.R.E.N.D. Modeling Squad, and The I.M.P.A.C.T. Community Service Organization to familiarize herself with her peers. As an underclassman, she developed leadership characteristics and as a result, she ran for Junior Class President and won. This strength built up the courage for her to run for the title of Miss Alcorn State University the following year and win the crown.

Jackson’s platform is about uplifting the student body as a whole. She wants to see everyone do the best that they can while enjoying their college experience. She is also very adamant on college career readiness. She stated, “During quarantine I reached out to Kaplan, an education company, to see if they could provide us GRE, OAT, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, DAT, and PCAT books at our library. The books came in, and I was filled with joy. I want our students to feel career ready when they graduate from our illustrious institution. One of the points of my platform while running for Miss ASU was ensuring our preparedness for life after graduation. One of the ways this is done is through test-prep. I was ecstatic that I was able to make this happen.”

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