Bobby Joe Jackson ’89 credits Montevallo with having prepared him to live and work with diverse groups of people.
He says that classroom instruction gave him the knowledge he needs to do his job, as well as the confidence and communication skills that he needs to be effective. Being a project coordinator for Washington Group International means that his ability to see and communicate the picture is especially important.
As the parent of a recent UM graduate, Bobby Joe has had the opportunity to reminisce with his daughter about his experiences as a Montevallo student. Because of the benefits they both received, he feels that investing in their Alma Mater is the best way to be sure future students have access to scholarships, excellent faculty, and state of the art technology.
Bobby Joe was a Montevallo athlete and he still enjoys seeing the men’s basketball team play. He knows that all students need to be well rounded and that’s a feature Montevallo offers. He wants today’s students to know that he cares about their future and believes that gifts from alumni can catapult students into the future beyond any expectation they may have.