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For many alumni, JSU is a stepping stone to a great future and an important chapter in an inspiring life story. We are always excited to see where our alumni land and how they make a difference in the communities they call home. It is an honor to travel the United States in search of these diverse alumni who are carrying the Gamecock Spirit forward, and to share their stories here. We hope you will come back to this site often as we add more Alumni Stories to the JSU Story!

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Cheryl Orange

Perseverance and strength describe this Bessemer natives path from Gamecock student to FedEx Managing Director of Information Technology. Her active membership in student organizations and completion of a dual degree help to lay the structural groundwork for her success in the business world. By receiving Shining Star Awards in Global Marketing, People’s First Award, and the 5 Star Award achievement, Orange has created a path for strong female leaders. We are honored to call her our Vice President of Scholarships for the JSU Black Alumni Chapter.

Riley Green

This Jacksonville, Ala. native is the embodiment of a small town success story. With family and musical roots that go deep into the same red clay that laid the foundation for the JSU campus, Green surprised few when he enrolled at JSU. His on-field confidence as quarterback for the JSU Gamecocks prepared him for a different kind of crowd: country music fans, who connect with his passion for singing and songwriting, and who recognize that he has the talent to match that passion. While this country musician’s star may be on the rise, we appreciate that “Stars Fell on Alabama” will always have a special place in his heart.

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We want to hear from you! Share your story or recommend a fellow JSU alumni story for our video series.