Finding Greatness: Moreh Jackson

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, April 8, 2019 12:00 AM
Categories: School of Education and Behavioral Sciences | Students | Pressroom | Finding Greatness

Macon, GA


Psychology major Moreh Jackson traveled abroad three times as an MGA student, either for study or service learning. Now she is on her way to Scotland to pursue a Ph.D.

Full Name: Moreh Joy Jackson.

Age: 21.

Hometown: Byron.

Residence: Macon.

High School: Peach County High School, class of 2015.

Family: “Though all of my family is very supportive of my academic accomplishments and endeavors, my grandfather has always been my biggest supporter when it would come to school and education. My grandfather passed away in December 2018, and he is my biggest motivation to continue pursuing my dreams in furthering my education.”

Employment: Full-time student at MGA, as well as a full-time substance abuse counselor at HealthQwest in Warner Robins.

Degree Objective: Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in pre-clinical and counseling, and a minor in sociology.

Class Rank: Senior; graduating in May 2019.

Primary Campus: Macon.

Career Goals: “I have recently been accepted into the counseling and psychotherapy doctorate program at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK. I have been a substance abuse counselor for almost two years and have thoroughly enjoyed working in the field of counseling. My career goal has always been to teach psychology on a collegiate level and I hope to begin this journey after graduating with my doctorate. I have a passion for psychology and a love for school. I always joke around saying if I could just keep going to school and never stop learning, I would make school my full-time job for the rest of my life. That seems to be a bit farfetched, so becoming a professor seems to be the next best thing!”

She chose Middle Georgia State University because … “It was close to home and allowed me to attend college without making any huge adjustments as far as my living arrangements and employment. I have attended the Macon Campus since my freshman year and I have loved every second. The campus is beautiful and I have enjoyed my professors greatly.”

The greatest thing she discovered about Middle Georgia State was … “The Office of International Programs and the study abroad opportunities offered through the school.”

Her greatest academic experience as a Middle Georgia State student has been … “The study abroad trips I was able to take while earning course credit. I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Waterford, Ireland, for 5 weeks while earning credit for two courses. That same summer, I was able to attend the Knights Impact service learning program in the Dominican Republic for one week. This was a life-changing experience and I also received Experiential Learning credit for participating in this program. My last study abroad trip was to Edinburgh, Scotland, for two weeks where I earned credit for two courses. This specific study abroad trip is convenient for those students who do work full-time jobs and may not be able to request leave for an extended period of time, but still have a passion for travel and would like to receive course credit while doing it! My most recent academic experience that ended up being a highlight of my collegiate career at MGA was participating as a teaching assistant position for an Introduction to Psychology class offered through the Experiential Learning program. This opportunity helped me practice my skills and see if my career goal of collegiate level teaching is something I would enjoy. Needless to say, I loved being a teacher’s assistant and that position was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my academics.”

To her, greatness means … “Following your dreams and achieving your goals. I believe greatness comes in all different forms depending on what your passion is. For me, I have a passion for education, psychology, and traveling. I have been able to find my greatness through living by the motto, ‘Don’t just exist. LIVE.’”

In five years … “I will have completed my doctorate from the University of Edinburgh. Professionally, I hope to begin my career goal of collegiate-level teaching in Scotland or continue practicing my skills in counseling and psychotherapy. Personally, I see myself living in Scotland permanently and raising a family there someday as I continue to live out my dreams and do what I am passionate about.”