One day I’ll take a trip down memory lane. I’ll go back to my time at The University of Southern Mississippi and reminisce on unforgettable moments. I’ll jump for joy because I scored. I earned a Master of Science in Public Relations at 23 years old and gained a lifelong friend in the process. I’ll show gratitude to Hayley, Dr. Blackwell, my PRSSA friends, classmates and all who contributed to my success.
I’ll think about the long nights, books and research papers. I’ll laugh at the delirium Hayley and I had to overcome while studying for comps and how excited we were when we received big news that we passed. I’ll cherish the love we share for public relations, service, sweets, adventure, USM and most importantly our Lord and Savior.
I’ll know that USM played a major role in the person and professional I am on that day and that I’m always welcome home to The Rock.
Today and forever more: I’m a USM Alumna, and a proud member of the Class of 2016. I walk away from the university with my head held high because I am prepared and ready to soar.
Special thanks to D’Anthony Jackson for the stories, the laughs, the sweat and these awesome shots that will keep my special memories alive and live through social media, home galleries, office shelves and Google Drive. I hope you enjoyed.
Jasmine C. Tate