It’s Member on the Move time!

We are starting off Aug. with Arlinda Fair from Chicago, IL.
Arlinda is an ‘11 Business major of Jackson State University. She also received her MBA from the university in 2014.
While at JSU, Arlinda was active in multiple organizations including:
Delta Pi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., JSU Concert Chorale, SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), and Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society.

She is currently the Graduate Program Coordinator for Rhodes College here in Memphis. Arlinda also serves her community through various non profit organizations including:
– Board Chair, Frayser Community Schools
– Cohort 3 Member, Education Reform Now Leaders of Color
– Student Recruitment and Success Committee Chair, JSUNAA Memphis Chapter
– Junior League of Memphis member.

Why did you choose JSU?
I owe my enrollment at Jackson State University mostly to the JSUNAA Chicago Alumni Chapter. The Chicago chapter provided me with a scholarship and invited me to a reception where I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Mason (former JSU President) and Dr. Lackey (former JSUNAA National President). As I received my scholarship at that reception, I’ll never forget Dr. Mason sharing how excited he was that I choosing Jackson State and that the university wanted more students like myself to attend. I received that message – and felt like JSU was the only institution that truly really recruited me and made me feel welcome.

What is your favorite or most fun memory from JSU?
I’ll never forget when Barack Obama visited campus to speak during his first presidential campaign. While I missed class to make sure I could attend (we had to canvass for the campaign that day to get tickets to enter the event) – it was an exhilarating event that I will NEVER forget.

Favorite rival game to attend?
Since my sister is an Alcornite, I love to attend the Capital City Classic/Soul Bowl! And since my twin brother is FAMU alum and they will be entering the SWAC – I’m looking forward to all future JSU-FAMU football games as well.

What do you enjoy most about being a member of the JSU Memphis Alumni Chapter?
This JSU Memphis Alumni Chapter is comprised of dedicated alum who are passionate about expanding the educational mission of Jackson State University throughout the city of Memphis. My work with the Student Recruitment and Success committee is vital as we recruit Memphis area students to attend JSU and provide support to all current JSU Memphis area students.

Fun fact about yourself?
I come from a big family of HBCU supporters and advocates. Each of my siblings attended HBCUs:
Kelly Fair – Howard University
Kevin Fair – LeMoyne-Owen College
Joshlean Fair – Alcorn State University
Jonathan Fair – Florida A&M University
Arlinda Fair (Me!) – Thee Jackson State University

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