Surry Community College alumni Courtney Jackson is the new Surry
Early College High School Liaison. She has been on the job for two
months and also serves as the Student Government Association Advisor in
her new role. Previously, she worked as an administrative assistant and
instructor in English Language Acquisitions, formerly known as English
as a Second Language, and High School Equivalency programs.
Additionally, she was a Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems
(CASAS) testing team member. Jackson is also employed as an adjunct
psychology instructor at Surry.
As a 2015 North Surry High School
graduate, Jackson earned an Associate in Arts from Surry Community
College in 2017 and transferred to Lees-McRae College where she received
a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 2018. She continued
her education and earned a Master of Science in Psychology with a
specialization in Educational Psychology in 2019 from Capella
University. She is now a doctoral candidate in Capella’s Educational
“After attending Surry Community College as a
Career & College Promise, dually enrolled high school student, and
as a traditional student, I knew I wanted to come back and work here in
order to serve my community,” Jackson said. “As a student, I learned so
much from all staff and faculty that made me the person I am today. I
love the community that SCC has developed.”
She credits SCC with her educational success.
I was working with my college advisor as a student, I knew I wanted to
transfer to Lees-McRae's cohort program. My advisors helped me schedule
my remaining SCC classes in order to begin my B.S. degree early. This
helped me get a head start on my education and reach new heights in my
professional and academic life. Without the help of SCC, I would not be
where I am today,” she said.
As the Surry Early College High School Liaison, Jackson is able to help students grow in their various career paths.
“I am so proud that I am able to help students successfully continue their studies on their right academic track,” she said.
a SCC alumni and employee, Jackson can give a powerful recommendation
to others who are thinking about continuing their education at Surry.
recommend Surry Community College to every single person. Surry
Community College can help people in every stage of life. Whether you're
in high school or want to come back to college as an adult to retool
your skills, Surry Community College can give you the best of both
worlds and help you achieve your academic goals. Our faculty and staff
are here to work with you and to ensure that your experience is amazing.
Most of us have sat in the same classrooms and have experienced the
same things current students are experiencing. We understand how SCC
works and how we can make it work for you.”
She offers the following advice to students.
think that all students should realize that each journey starts with
one step. Sometimes, it can be easy to become overwhelmed when thinking
about long semesters of work. I want each student to know that they are
capable of anything they may set their mind to. We have a team that can
help with almost any problems, concerns, or questions that students may
have regarding their educational journey. Don't forget to utilize SCC's
resources because we are here to help you cross the finish line, one
step at a time,” Jackson said.
She and her husband Seth reside
in Mount Airy. He graduated from SCC with an associate degree in
Computer Information Technology. He works at SCC as the Lead Computer
Courtney Jackson can be reached at (336) 386-3243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Fun Facts about Courtney Jackson –
Top Three Favorite Shows:
Top Three Favorite Foods/Meals:
favorite place to be is Universal Orlando Resort. My husband and I love
visiting Universal because it is so magical and fun. You literally get
to step out of reality for days at a time and have fun with some of your
favorite stories, movies, and (most importantly) roller coasters!
favorite holiday is Christmas. I enjoy the time of the year, the
festivities, and the overall feeling of excitement and joy! Also, the
cold weather is awesome, too.
Grey, short-haired cat named Bailey, and Shetland-collie mixed dog named Ollie
I love to make crafts and DIY home decor.
Favorite Sports Team:
Carolina Panthers NFL Team
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