PolishedBricks Welcomes Jacoby Sherrell

Jacoby Sherrell PolishedBricksMy name is Jacoby Sherrell and I am currently a junior at Indiana State University. I major in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in psychology. My time at Indiana State University has been both a challenging but exciting experience. Being a student at ISU has allowed me the chance to be a volunteer at CASY, 14th and Chestnut, and with Big Brother Big Sister. All of these sites have allowed me to realize that I truly have a passion for volunteering. I have two jobs on campus. The first is in Residential Life, where I am a Residential Assistant (Rhoads Hall and Lincoln Quads). The second job is in the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center, where I am a student assistant. I am also in the Mentoring Assistance for Prospective Scholars program with two roles. I am both a scholar and the chair of the gentlemen’s society. My other involvement on campus has allowed me the opportunity to be a college readiness counselor for the LEAP program and the President of Truth and Light Ministries. The LEAP program is for both first generation and troubled students. I am also a part of the following honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Psy Chi as well as Omicron Delta Kappa. I have had two internships and a job shadowing experience. The internships consist of the ISUcceed and SURE program with a focus of sustainability as well as being a data analyst for the Student Success Program. The job shadowing was done in Regional Hospital under an occupational Therapist. I am also a candidate for SGA to be a senator. Lastly, I just came back from an Alternative Spring Break service trip in Costa Rica. This trip gave me a new perspective on life because I saw what it truly means to be in poverty. This may seem like a lot to balance, but being in college has made me realize that I don’t have to go through it alone. I realized just how necessary it was for students to have these experiences, which is why I jump at the chance to assist student by any means necessary when it comes to goals and beyond. This is what I have found at ISU and I want others to recognize the opportunities as well.

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