Jessy Marshall '16 was in a giving mood all the time with her free time.
The senior Business Administration major in the Barowsky School of Business,who graduated on May 14, was intertwined with everything Dominican on campus and off. She took advantage of opportunities and challenges to engage faculty and staff, as well as classmates and teammates. She has passed on her passion for helping and leading to leave her mark in many ways in the spirit of giving.
It definitely grew here at Dominican. I wanted to make a difference in others’ lives and give and give and give.
Recruited to play basketball at Dominican, Jessy has developed into a leader on and off the court while being selected multiple times to the Pacific West Conference All-Academic Team and helping the Penguins win the Pac West Academic Achievement Award for the sixth consecutive year. She has been a member of the Penguin Student Athlete Advisory Committee (PSACC) for four years and has attended conferences from Florida to Hawaii. During her sophomore year, Jessy represented the PacWest Conference at the NCAA Division II Identity Workshop in West Palm Beach. As a junior, she was selected as social media director for the PacWest Conference Student Athlete Advisory Committee and in 2015 was voted its president. Currently Jessy is a captain on the Penguins women’s basketball team and last December was one of 257 student-athletes nationwide to be nominated for the Allstate Good Works Team, an award recognizing a select group committed to making a difference in their communities.
A profile of her appears on Page 67 of the NCAA Division II 2015 Annual Yearbook.
However, Jessy’s impact on Dominican transcended sports. Since her freshmen year, she has been a leadership host/ambassador for theInstitute for Leadership Studies (ILS) in the Barowsky School. Last year, Jessy participated in the ILS’ summer LeaderShape Instituteon campus and this year, as ILS’ student social media director, she helped start a peer mentor program.
Jessy also worked for the English Language Services (ELS) program at Dominican, leading tours for new foreign students and tutoring them in English. In addition, she works as a marketing assistant in the marketing department at Dominican, as a retail clerk at the campus bookstore and, for the second year in a row, she is a Resident Assistant in Dominican’s dormitories.
Jessy embraces and embodies the Dominican values of Study, Community, Reflection and Service.
Everything I have done at Dominican has been for a reason, whether it was for a financial benefit or something that is going to make me a better leader and prepare me for my future.
Jessy’s goal is to pursue a career in organizational development in all four sectors: corporate, nonprofit, government, and education. Her activities and interactions at Dominican are prepping her to transition from a student leader on campus to a transitional leader after graduation.