On October 14, 2019 Professor Jackson delivered a keynote address at the inaugural Academic Excellence Achievement Ceremony event at the Wisconsin School of Business for our Business Emerging Leaders (BEL) College Scholars.

The BEL Program is the Wisconsin School of Business’s first pre-college pipeline program for diverse, talented, and historically underrepresented students. Students that commit to attending UW-Madison receive a four-year full-tuition scholarship and are directly admitted into the Wisconsin School of Business.

The event recognized college scholars who achieved a high GPA during their first year as BEL College Scholars. Professor Jackson’s address touched on the importance of academic excellence, identity, why recognizing success in community matters, and why having a “village” is important.