Damien Jackson

Parliamentarian 

Class of 2019 

Broadcast Journalism, B.A. 

Further Education: 

Pursuing Master’s Degree in Administration, Belhaven University 

Employer: 

Rust College 

Title: 

Retention Coordinator, Office for Student Engagement 

How do you plan to use your new RCIAA position to take Rust to the next level? 

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” As the RCIAA parliamentarian, my one specific goal is to be a voice and helping hand to the advancement of Rust College, by any means necessary. Whatever it takes to move forward progressively I would like to ensure it is done. I will focus on ensuring we are following the guidelines of the RCIAA handbook and work closely with all officers. The tasks we have ahead of us all, are protecting and caring for the institution we all so dearly love!  

What are your fondest memories during your matriculation at Rust College? 

When speaking of Rust, I am speaking of home. Rust became a place where I was able to be myself and be amongst individuals that were like me, yet very different. I was able to be a voice for many, serving as the 2018-2019, Student Government Association President. There was never a dull moment for me at Rust College; it is a small place with big hearts. I met lifelong friends, gained a network filled with successful professionals, and I found a place away from home. If it was not for Rust faculty, staff, and the City of Holly Springs, I do not know what my college career would have been like.