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2013 Beaudry Award winner: John Jackson

April 18th, 2013

What was your reaction after you learned that you had won? 

I was feeling a lot of different emotions. I was surprised, happy, thankful and honored all at the same time. It is still sinking in a bit.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I will be entering the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education Service Through Teaching program. It is a two-year program where I will take Master’s of Education classes in the summers and teach fifth grade at St. Elizabeth’s in Oakland, California during the school year.

Is there any advice you want to impart on John Carroll University’s students?

I would tell all fellow Blue Streaks to take advantage of the variety of opportunities available to be involved with on campus. Our University’s mission statement’s tenants of learning, leading and serving provide a nice guide. Do what makes you happy and motivates you to inspire others through your passion. Find your joy by becoming interested in learning, leading and serving in some capacity and you will have a very balanced and satisfying collegiate experience.