Parkland student Anthony Jones dreams of
running nonprofit organizations as well as his own counseling practice,
Social Work major Anthony isn’t waiting to earn his degree before making
a difference in others’ lives.
Major: Social Work
Interests: Helping others
The Milan, Illinois, native
and several other Parkland College students take time out of their
academic schedules to speak heart-to-heart with at-risk middle and high
school students on the benefits of college, part of a think-tank group
they have formed called Great Minds. They also talk with youngsters
about the benefits of choosing Parkland.
“Some people think
there are better places in the world, but there aren’t; Parkland breeds
superstars if you let them mold you,” Anthony says. “I appreciate the
faculty and their willingness to help. People here are committed to a
high standard of excellence, 100 percent of the time.”
Anthony (center) is pictured with fellow superstars in the making Garionteé Williams (left) and Rommeal Lear (right).