March 5, 2019

Day

Sherry McGaughy is in her 13th year as an educator. Prior to working in education, she spent 10 years as a Sales Manager with Cingular Wireless where she managed sales, profit-loss, recruited and trained sales personnel, and managed public relations. Sherry worked for the Lee County School District for 11 years.  She now works as...
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Educating and assisting others can be found at the core of Marquita McCullum’s being. During her years of service, she has realized that it is her responsibility as an educator to create a safe, student-centered learning environment and offer her support to every single student, parent, and colleague that she encounters daily. Because education is...
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Jackson State University has always held a special place in the heart of Lauren Morris-Miller.  Beginning at a young age, Lauren developed a strong love for her Dear Ole College Home as she witnessed her aunts and uncle graduate – Dr. Sophia Leggett (’86 and ’88), Jacqueline M. Hatchett (’91), Danderia S. Trotter (’94), and...
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Attorney, Jamita Elmore Gilleylen is a graduate of Jackson State University where she received her B.A. in Political Science in 2008 and her Juris Doctorate in 2011 from Southern University Law Center. She started her own law practice in 2014.  When starting her practice, she kept in mind a quotation that she often heard from a...
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Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, a Terry, Miss. native, is the Vice President and Chief of Staff for Jackson State University. In addition to her role of supporting the President, she provides oversight of the Department of Public Safety, Title III, Student Affairs, Internal Audit, and Government Relations. She gained valuable experience in higher and secondary education,...
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A native of Kosciusko, Mississippi, Miss Jerbrina L. Johnson,  is the daughter of James and Everlena Johnson and currently a resident of  Atlanta, Georgia.  Upon completion of her course of study at Jackson State University with a B.A. in Political Science/Pre-Law (Magna Cum Laude, 2002), Miss Johnson earned a Juris Doctorate in 2005 at The...
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