School: Winston Salem State University
Name: Jerel Smith
Major: Mass Communications
Scholarship received: Denny’s First Generation scholarship
Jerel, a native of Lexington, NC, is
Post-graduation Jerel has plans to jump right into the workforce. He has accepted a full-time position with Miller Coors to working as a sales and marketing representative. Below he shares his story.
I am a proud first generational college student who has strived to set change the trajectory of my family. I am also
I am inspired by many people, however one person that inspires me the most is my oldest nephew. I strive each and every day to create a lifestyle that allows my nephew(s) to know their importance in this world, the value of their life, and how to defy the odds of the expectations that society may attempt to offer as a limitation as an African American Male.