• Thu. Jun 17th, 2021

How 20-Year-Old Twin Sisters Earned Their College Degrees And Became HBCU Graduates Together

Jordyn and Morgan Jackson

Twin sisters Jordyn and Morgan Jackson, who are only 20-years old, have both graduated college early from Xavier University in Louisiana.

Since they were little girls, the twins have always accomplished things together. At the age of 17, they graduated at the same time from North Houston Early College with both a high school diploma and an Associate degree.

Most recently, they have also graduated college together as Jordyn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Morgan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.

Law aspirations for Jordyn

Jordyn’s childhood dream was to be a lawyer. But after doing some research, she decided to pursue a career in accounting instead. During that time, she also became a resident assistant, an INROADS scholar, an executive leadership council scholar, and a member of AICPA. She has also interned three times with PwC, a Big Four accounting firm.

“I want to continue to increase the pipeline of Black CPAs because it’s less than 3%,” Jordyn told Black Enterprise. “That’s my why and my drive for doing what I do. I want to show young Black girls and boys that there are other career options out there. Accounting is a great profession.”

Media dreams for Morgan

On the other hand, Morgan, who has since loved speaking, decided to pursue a career in mass communication. She was even more motivated by her mother’s own experience of the same major at Grambling State University.

At the same time, she also became a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the National Millennial & Generation Z Community. Morgan has also been a published writer and a Marketing & Communications Specialist for the Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities Research & Research at Xavier’s College of Pharmacy.

“I chose the strategic communication route,” Morgan said. “In the future, I want to work with companies and brands to help them design and execute community engagement strategies that really enhance their brand appeal and make them resonate with marginalized audiences.”

More than that, Jordyn and Morgan are both members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Both of them received Dean’s list and honor society recognition.

Now, the twin sisters are both embarking on a new journey as Jordyn is set to pursue her Master’s degree program in Accounting and Morgan is ready to start her Master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

 

This article was originally published on BlackNews.com.