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#Fisher2019: Fisher Grad Aspires to Higher Ed Career

July 11, 2019

The transformative nature of a Fisher education can often be found in the close, quiet one-on-one mentorships between professors and students. That was the case for Channon Jamison ’19, who says an independent study with Dr. Patricia Tweet, assistant professor of sociology, had a “huge impact” on her.

Channon Jamison in cap and gown.

Under Tweet’s guidance, Jamison researched social determinants of health in her hometown of Syracuse, New York. She found her education allowed her to look at the world through a different lens and helped crystalize her career path.

“During my time at Fisher, I had a really good relationship with many of my professors with whom I still keep in touch, they are very supportive and caring,” says Jamison, who studied sociology and women and gender studies and was part of the Higher Education Opportunity Program. “I gained a new perspective at Fisher, and it’s given me the tools necessary for my current career and future career and educational goals.”

Just one month after graduation, Jamison serves as an interview coordinator and admissions advisor for the Admissions Office at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. She hopes to progress in her career and prepare for graduate school. Her end goal?

“I hope to be in a director position in higher education working with underrepresented or disadvantaged students,” she says.