It’s Member on the Move time!

This week we are highlighting Eboni Rideout of Memphis, TN.
Rideout is an ‘98 Political Science major from Jackson State University.
She also received her MS in Criminal Justice (2002) and Education Certification (2009) from TSU and Union University.
While at JSU, she was involved in several activities including: the Jackson State University Marching Band (The Sonic Boom of the South), Tennessee Club and The Insatiable Modeling Squad.

Ms. Rideout is currently employed with the Shelby County Schools system as a high school AP Govt/Economics/ Honors educator and as an Adjunct Dual Enrollment instructor for Southwest Tennessee Community College.
She is also a Published author ( “Juvenile Recidivism” 2003), Small business owner of nail polish line, and hair care for kids, men and women, and Facial Xpressions by Eboni skin care products.

Ms. Rideout is active in the community serving with various civic organizations including: Member of World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC., The Sonic Boom of the South Alumni Association, Jackson State University National Alumni Association/Memphis Chapter, former member of Melrose High School Alumni Association, Co-Sponsor of MHS Student Government Association, and Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.

Why did you choose JSU?
I chose Jackson State University because of its challenging academics especially in the Political Science program with classes that prepared me for internships and graduate school, diversity and culture amongst students, the many different organizations that met my social needs. The environment was and still is very family oriented, caring and committed to ensuring that EVERY students meets their FULL potential.

What is your favorite or most fun memory from JSU?
My favorite and most fun memory of Jackson State University is attending band practice in preparation to give THEE best show to dedicated fans of the Sonic Boom of the South each and every Saturday during football season.

Favorite rival game to attend?
WOW…favorite rival game….that would be the Southern Heritage Classic…because I am from Memphis and all of my family members attended and graduated from “that university” housed in Nashville…the trash talking that happens and the fact that I broke tradition to attend Jackson State University has been going on since 1992.

What do you enjoy most about being a member of the JSU Memphis Alumni Chapter?
What I enjoy most about being a member of the JSU Memphis Alumni Chapter is the fact that the members are like family. Awesome things are happening with our local chapter and for the university as a whole, we do our best to take care of and keep in contact with students who are attending and we look out for one another. It is also great to see familiar faces of those who matriculated through the university together in the same era. We are a pretty creative active bunch.

Please share any additional fun fact or information about yourself, your family, etc.
A fun fact that I’d like to share is that I am currently learning ASL (American Sign Language), love to read, travel, spend time with family, friends, singles connection group with my church and my beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC