It’s Member on the Move time!

This week we are highlighting Dillon H. Robinson.
Dillon is an ‘09 Biology major of Jackson State University from Crystal Springs, MS.
He received his Master of Public Health in Epidemiology in 2011 (University of Georgia).
While at JSU he was an active in several activities including: Student Government Association President, Tiger P.R.I.D.E. Connection, RISE Biomedical Researching Program, Blue Key National Honor Society, and Delta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Dillon is a Clinical Research Monitor at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital here in Memphis. His current civic affiliations include: New Memphis Institute Embark Program Alumnus, Society of Clinical Research Associates, and JSU Memphis Alumni Chapter Student Recruitment and Success Co-chair.
He has also received special recognition for his professional and community service such as:
-2019 Jackson State University National Alumni Association Young Alumni Achievement Award
-2019 Memphis Grizzlies Scholars Mentoring Above and Beyond Award
-2018 Memphis Grizzlies Scholars Mentor of the Year Award
-National Institutes of Health Cancer Research Fellow, Clinical Research Professional Certification (2014-present)

Why did you choose JSU?
My first true introduction to Jackson State University occurred while participating in the JSU Upward Bound Program. The summer after my high school graduation, I participated in the Bridge Program sponsored by the JSU College of Science, Engineering, and Technology. It was in this program that I was introduced to Dr. Mark G. Hardy (then Dean of the college). I was inspired to see someone who looked like me in the sciences! He encouraged me to rethink my college choice and I did just that. With his mentorship and the support of my extended JSU family, four years later I was a graduate of JSU with a B.S. degree in Biology.

What is your favorite or most fun memory from JSU?
My favorite memories from undergraduate would definitely be hanging out with my friends (especially #THEECrew) and line-brothers. I’ll always cherish the spontaneous mini vacations, dinners at Wing Stop, and countless laughs.

Favorite rival game to attend?
Jackson State University vs. Southern University Baton Rouge

What do you enjoy most about being a member of the JSU Memphis Alumni Chapter?
I enjoy spending time and speaking with the older alum in the chapter. It is always intriguing to hear their stories and observe their love for the university years after they have walked across the commencement stage!

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