The recommendation of a favorite high school teacher followed by a campus visit sealed the deal for Mylun Jackson to become an Ohio University Bobcat. A junior Communication Studies major who is also pursuing a marketing minor and certificates in sales and social media, Mylun is already building an impressive academic and professional resumé. A first gen student from Gahanna, Ohio, he is the recipient of six academic awards including the Scripps College Communication Multicultural scholarship, a Scripps Communication scholarship, and an OHIO Promise Award. Last summer he received the competitive Don Perris endowed internship scholarship which he used to support his internship at Lower.com where he served as an account manager intern.
Mylun is a Resident Assistant through Housing and Residence Life where his duties include event organization and set up, relationship building, and problem solving. In addition, he has also been employed by the Scripps Dean’s office as an ambassador since the beginning of fall semester. His duties as a Scripps ambassador include working at the reception desk in Schoonover Center, scheduling conference rooms for students and faculty, and interacting with alumni and prospective students. Chris Stewart, Operations Coordinator for the Scripps Dean’s office, receives glowing praises from Scripps staff and faculty about Mylun’s enthusiastic outlook and his willingness to go above and beyond. “He exemplifies his love and passion for Scripps College by being the first to volunteer to provide tours for guests or to just volunteer whenever we need extra help with an event or project”, says Stewart. “He loves the college, and he loves being the best he can be every day.”
Active in campus clubs and organizations, Mylun is a member of the Black Sheep Improv which is the only student improv group on campus. He is also an Ohio Fellow, a member of the Schey Sales Center, and an Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR) scholar.
Mylun enjoys the variety of perspectives he is exposed to as a Communication Studies major and credits COMS faculty for the huge role they have played in his development as a student and as a person. He believes that Communication Studies offers an interesting lens through which to view the world and feels this has led to personal revelations he would never have come to without the courses he has taken. His career path interests include sales, marketing, or a possible career in academia.