Professor Jerlando F.L.  Jackson was presented the Alumni Achievement Award from the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University in October 2017.

The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni for meritorious service and/or distinguished achievements in areas such as business and industry, family and consumer sciences, education and health. Dr. Jackson received the award during Iowa State University’s Homecoming week.

“I am honored to receive this career award from the College of Human Sciences, but I have more work to do to fulfill my promise when I left Alabama to go to Iowa,” said Professor Jackson. “I was inspired to attend Iowa State to become part of its legacy with Black graduates like George Washington Carver and Frederick D. Patterson. I promised that I would leverage the opportunity to get my Ph.D. and use my gifts and talents to make a difference in the Black community.”

Professor Jackson received his Ph.D. in education leadership and policy analysis at Iowa State University in 2000. He was  awarded the Outstanding Young Professional Award from Iowa State University’s School of Education in 2004 and its Alumni Association in 2012. Professor Jackson has also become a life member on Iowa State University’s Alumni Association and a member of the Order of the Knoll (President’s Circle).