Division of Student Affairs

Mister & Miss Jackson State University 2018-2019

Photo of Mr. Darrian Jackson, Mr. JSU 2018-2019Darrian B. Jackson, Mister JSU

Darrian B. Jackson was born September 15, 1996 in Flora, MS. He was raised by his mother Vicky Gowdy in Jackson, MS. Darrian is an honors student majoring in Physics with a concentration in Medicine with a double minor in Biology and Chemistry. Darrian was selected by his peers to serve as the Second Mister Jackson State University.

Before attending Jackson State University, Darrian attended Forest Hill High School, where he was a member of JROTC, Foreign Language Club, and National Honor Society. He was also a dual enrollment student.

While at JSU, Darrian has served his campus in many capacities. He started his legacy by attending the Summer Bridge program. During his Freshman Year, he became involved with Blue Ambassadors, where he gave tours to prospective JSU students and introduced them to the college community. As a second-year student, Darrian served as a Senator for Student Government Association, where he was able to affect change on campus by being a voice for his peers.  He was able to write bills and resolutions to create a better experience for the student body.  During his junior year, Darrian was selected by the student body to serve as Mister Junior of the JSU Royal Court.  In his capacity as Mister Junior, Darrian provided 70 hours of community service to his class during the spring and fall semesters. He was also inducted into the Collegiate 100 chapter, and became a member of the ROTC, JSU Tiger Battalion.

Darrian’s platform as Mister JSU is “Thee Evolution: Taking JSU to New Heights”.  He plans incorporate his platform by focusing on community service, student impact, and the student morale. After he graduates, Darrian’s goal is to attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in hopes of becoming a pharmacist, while serving as an officer in the United States Army. Darrian wants to change the future of his “Dear Ole College Home” and the Jackson Community.  


Photo of Miss Gabrielle Baker, Miss JSU 2018-2019Gabrielle Baker, Miss JSU

Gabrielle A. Baker hails from the City of Soul, Memphis, TN. She is the daughter of Dr. Bobby G. Baker and Vivian D. Baker. She was selected by her peers as the 79th Miss Jackson State University. Gabrielle majors in Mass Communications with a minor in Political Science. Her scholastic journey began in the Shelby County School District, formerly Memphis City Schools.

Gabrielle will always give respect and honor to John P. Freeman Optional School and Whitehaven High School, for these institutions have contributed greatly to her, educationally and personally. In high school, she served as Class President for four years, danced on the Pom-Pom Squad, governed through District Student Congress, and sang in the Whitehaven Concert Choir. Gabrielle has always been a well-rounded student. Through her high school matriculation, she maintained a 3.8 GPA and was accepted into several honor societies.

Here at “our dear old college home” Gabby has actively served as a member of Essence of a Lady Tiger, Student Government Association, Pre-Alumni Association, W.E.B. Du Bois-Harvey Honors College, Dance Ensemble, MADDRAMA Performance Troupe, and numerous honor societies. Academically, she excels in the College of Liberal Arts under the department of Journalism and Media Studies maintaining a 3.7 GPA. Going beyond the campus and into the community, she has interned with local Jackson businesses, such as Red Squared Productions, The Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and Anderson United Methodist Church. Gabrielle is a Spring 2018 initiate of the Delta Pi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, standing on the values of scholarship, service, and sisterhood.

This queen believes that experience shapes who we are as people. With her platform “Thee Real Experience: Providing Real Service, Exemplifying Real Virtue, and Promoting Real Unity,” she plans to target student morale and all-around health, including spiritual, mental, and physical health. She believes that service is not only for the less fortunate, but also those who walk the journey of life with her. Gabrielle states, “her reign is not for her glorification, but for the impact on the people that she has loved since the age of 5.” Jackson State University has provided her with life changing moments and that is the legacy she wants to leave.

Her aspiration in life is to become a publicist in entertainment. Ultimately, the President of Black Entertainment Television. As a goal, Gabrielle plans to allow a myriad of little black boys and girls to encounter more positive figures in everyday life. She plans to attend graduate school, and obtain her Masters in Public Relations. She knows that her plan matters; however, God’s plan is the one to trust.

Gabrielle’s success is not her own doing; she is a product of God’s sufficient grace and everlasting mercy. He is the one who reigns in her reign, and he is the one who crowned her before she even knew she was a queen.

Royal Court of Mister and Miss JSU

Khaylan Foy
Mister Senior

Khaylan M. Foy was born on November 23, 1996 to Darryl Foy Sr. and Angelia Banks-Foy. The youngest of five, Khaylan is a second generation college student and the first in his family to attend an Historically Black University. Hailing from the ​“Windy City” Chicago, IL, Khaylan is a senior studying Biology with a concentration in Veterinarian Medicine. He ​plans to​ obtain his Doctora​l​ degree from ​Tuskegee University upon is grad​uting from Jackson State University. 

During his journey at Jackson State University Khaylan has found a home in many organizations, including W.E.B. DuBois honor college, Pre-Alumni Council, Student Government Association, and ​Insatiable Modeling Squad ​in which he served as the Vice-President ​for the 2018-2019 academic year. Khaylan’s platform “The Foy Story” is dedicated to giving a voice to every ​person on ​Jackson State’s campus.​

​No story will be left untold​,​ and​ every will feel like​ Jackson State University is​ their home​. 

​Khaylan believes ​“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” – Maya Angelou

Jarielle R. Gibson
Miss Senior

Jarielle R. Gibson is a native of Natchez, Mississippi. She dedicates her collegiate experience to exemplifying the true meanings of enjoying youth, networking, and growing through art. Jarielle is a Speech Communications Major with an emphasis in Theatre. Being a fine arts major will assist her in spreading self-establishment through her platform, “SLAY” (Start Loving All of You). Jarielle plans to incorporate her platform by boosting student morale, molding individuality, and creating an environment for students to explore who they are. Jarielle plans to help students understand the significance of loving themselves and maintaining stable mental health throughout their matriculation. She is a third-generation tiger in her family. She continues to uphold her title as a Jacksonian by holding positions in many other organizations on and off campus.


Mister & Miss Junior
Ashton C.J. Gage & Madison N. Lockett

Ashton C.J. Gage
Mister Junior

Ashton C.J. Gage was born April 24, 1998 in Gulfport, Mississippi. He was raised by his Mother Tawonna Pope, Grandmother Gwendolyn Pope, and a host of aunts and cousins. Ashton is an Honors Junior Business Administration Major with a Concentration in Finance.

In addition to serving as Mister Junior, Ashton is the President of the W.E.B. DuBois Honors College, a member of the Fannie Lou Hamer Pre-Law Society, Jackson State University’s Blue Ambassadors, Pre-Alumni Council, MADDRAMA, and Alpha Lambda Delta/ Lambda Sigma Honor Societies. Ashton’s platform “Take A.C.T.I.O.N with Ashton” will focus on preparing students’ occupational endeavors, while reinforcing the importance of giving back to the community through service. In the academic year of 2018-2019, Ashton is adamant about being the change he would like to see.

Madison N. Lockett
Miss Junior

Madison Lockett, an honors Business Management major, minoring in Economics, was born, March 9th, 1998 to Tammy Lyons, her loving mother. In addition to serving as Miss Junior 2018-2019, Madison has served as Vice President of the freshman class and Miss History 2016- 2017. During her sophomore year, she held the position of Director of Traditions for Campus Activities Board, as well as Vice President of Black Unity Coalition. Madison is also an active member of NAACP, Young Democrats, History Club, and Blue Ambassadors. Madison’s platform, “Thee K.E.Y.S to unLOCK success,” will be incorporated by giving students “Knowledge, Empowerment, Year-Long Campaigning, and Sufficiency.” Madison seeks to achieve new skills, knowledge, and opportunities for not only herself, but also her classmates.


Mister & Miss Sophomore
Jacori K. Daniels & Rosemary A. Thomas

Jacori K. Daniels
Mister Sophomore

Jacori K. Daniels, a resident of Raymond, Mississippi, is originally from Hazlehurst, Mississippi.  He was born on October 27, 1998 to his parents, Dennis and Kathy Daniels. He has one sibling, Dentay Daniels. As a Biology Pre-Med Major, Jacori values education and strives for excellence at all times. Along with holding the position as Mister Sophomore, Jacori serves as the 1st Vice President of Collegiate 100, a member of W.E.B. Du Bois- Harvey Honors College, Jackson State University’s NAACP, Gentlemen’s Academy, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, and the National Collegiate Honors Society.  He was the 2017-2018 Freshman Vice President of the Student Government Association. Jacori’s platform is “Alone we can do so little, but together we can do some much.”  Jacori plans to incorporate his platform by enhancing student morale and connecting students with one another. He also enjoys motivational speaking. Jacori’s favorite quote is “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” –Michael Jordan

Rosemary A. Thomas
Miss Sophomore

Rosemary A. Thomas, a resident of Vicksburg, Mississippi, is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born on March 23, 1999 to the proud parents of Mary and Warren Thomas. She has two siblings, Marissa Ridley and Lamar Allison. Thomas is a Mathematics Education Major. Throughout her high school years and first year of college, Rosemary has been a high performing student. At Jackson State University, she is involved in numerous organizations; such as, Girl’s Coalition, Dance Ensemble, National Honors Society of Collegiate Scholars, Jackson State University’s NAACP, and the Chaplain of Blue Ambassadors. Rosemary has also been recognized as a Dean’s List Scholar for her academic achievements. Throughout her reign, the young Queen wants to implement her platform, R.O.S.E B.U.D (Reigning On Supreme Excellence while Building Up Destiny). With her platform, she intends to provide her class with several self-love, faith-based inspirational, and social forums. She lives by the quote “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou