In a world where everyone wants to make the most money and rise to the top the quickest, Jomari Jackson, a healthcare management student in the James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta University, strives to not only make a living, but to make a difference in the lives of people around him.
Unlike the traditional student, Jackson plans to attend the Dental College of Georgia to earn his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) after earning a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) with a concentration in healthcare management.
Jackson’s enthusiasm for Hull College grew when he began the “Introduction to Business and Professional Skills” class with Dr. Melissa Furman, assistant dean of Hull College.
“It was amazing,” Jackson said. “This class not only provides the tools to succeed in the business world but demonstrates professional skills I need to execute my business goals.”
Jackson not only has a passion for Hull College, but he is also dedicated to several local organizations, both on and off campus. He is a dutiful member of Doctors Without Borders, Augusta University Red Cross, the AU Dental Club and the Boys & Girls Clubs. He also works as a resident assistant for Augusta University’s on-campus housing at University Village.
Jackson’s ambition is not only to service his community as a dentist, but also to be a great business leader in the health care field.
“I want to be the most successful dentist I can be,” he said. “I feel that Hull College will help me achieve that goal. Earning this degree will serve as a great tool to make smart business decisions along with managing and facilitating my own dental practice.”
Jackson undoubtedly has a heart for helping others and his advice to fellow students making their way through college is to find their true identity, be passionate with career goals, and always be looking for life-changing opportunities.
“It was important for me to understand that my route to success might not look like everyone else’s, but I had to do what made me happy and set goals along the way for my personal success,” Jackson said. “As a college student, you need to be involved with campus activities and always carry yourself with a sense of professionalism and pride.”
“You never know when the opportunity of your life may come your way, so always be prepared and accept new challenges,” he added. “You can do anything that you set your mind to, so be great.”