Mr. Malcolm Jones – Finding Your Passion
College Graduation SeriesInterview by Alyzia McAlmon
Mr. Malcolm Jones has shared his brilliance both on campus at North Carolina A&T University, as well as, in the Greensboro community. Jones has earned his BS in sports science and fitness management, with dreams to help people heal through physical therapy. During his journey through undergrad, Jones overcame many obstacles that have ultimately made him stronger.
What school are you graduating from? What will you be earning a degree in?
I have graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University. I earned a Bachelors of Science degree in sports science, fitness management and pre physical therapy.
What extracurricular activities did you participate in?
I volunteer at Gateway Center Educational School where I found a passion working with children with
special needs in the area of physical therapy. I also continue to develop my artistic skills by participating in Arts Exhibition. I also mentored incoming freshman at North Carolina A&T.
What are your goals and aspirations after graduation? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I plan to attend graduate school to obtain my doctoral physical therapy degree. I am also planning to continue interning at Gateway Center Educational School, working with special needs children.
How has Student U had an impact on helping you set and achieve goals throughout your time in college?
Student U was a constant support system during my years at A&T. They helped me plan my future, stay focused and on track for a successful academic career.
How have you made an impact on your community? (Student U, Durham, School Campus)
I feel that I have made a tremendous impact on the kids at Gateway. It’s refreshing to see young kids looking up to me as positive role model, encouraging me to be a great example at all times.
Which of Student U’s core values has been most meaningful in your journey to graduating?
I was able to share my brilliance while working at Gateway Center by shadowing the physical therapist, engaging in regular classroom activities and beautifying the school with my art.
If you could give a student in the Class of 2022 one piece of advice as they prepare to attend college in the fall, what would it be?
Take some time to figure out what you want to major in and understand your passion.