Carlenia "Jackie" Jackson, PhD
Class of 1979
In addition to her work at Girls Inc, Dr. Jackson is a professor at Capella University in the School of Public Leadership. In her role as a faculty member at Capella University, Dr. Jackson mentors doctoral researchers through the dissertation process. She also serves as a doctoral comprehensive examination reviewer. She has also served as a grant reviewer panelist for the Administration on Children, Youth and Families Discretionary grants. Dr. Jackson has received many acclaim for her achievements. Among her many accolades she received the Humanitarian and Excellence in Ministry Award from the Kingdom Bible Institute, an appreciation Award for serving as Arts & Humanities Judge for the Continental Societies, Inc. Health, Education, Employment and Recreation (H.E.E.R.) Program, awarded the Robert C. Ford Human Services Scholarship for three years for her work toward her doctoral studies (2004-2007). Dr. Jackson was inducted in the Delta Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society (2000), she is a 2000 Hampton University Summa Cum Laude Graduate, recognized in the National Registry of Who’s Who In Executives and Professionals (2005-2006 editions), recognized on the National Dean’s List of Outstanding College Students (2001-2002), recognized in Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2001-2002 edition) and was appointed to the Atlantic Regional Local Human Rights Committee by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. She is a member of the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) Advisory Board, Newport News, VA and serve on the executive committee as the assistant secretary for Friends of Hampton Roads, Incorporated, a non-profit organization that have raise and awarded over $500,000.00 in scholarship to college bound deserving African American students.
She is married to Mr. John Burton, International Security Contractor in Afghanistan, and the proud parent of two daughters, Kissie 34 and Faith 23, and two grandsons, Tyrese 12 and Omari 9. Dr. Jackson is a native of Tarboro, North Carolina and resides in Yorktown, Virginia.
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