Kajuan Jackson graduated from Whitney Young High School in 2012 and decided to head to Eastern Illinois University with the ultimate goal of becoming a sports agent, but after one semester decided that EIU wasn’t the right fit. His mother encouraged him to enroll at Wilbur Wright College, and after a year and a half of hard work, he earned his Associate in Arts.

Kajuan says that his time at Wright helped him to learn about himself and his aspirations. He was able to tour four-year universities, including many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) including Tuskegee University, Morehouse College, Fisk University, and Clark Atlanta University. After learning more about HBCUs, Kajuan decided to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C. In spring 2017 he graduated magna cum laude from Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications.

Now an account coordinator for Nike Basketball at R/GA, Jackson says “the time spent and lessons learned at Wright College undoubtedly set me on the path to succeed at Howard and beyond.”

His advice for Wright students? “Follow your dreams, take advantage of all available educational opportunities at Wright, and transfer to a four-year university to realize your full potential.”

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