Jocelyn Simmons | Spring ‘17
She graduated May 6, 2017, Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication and Sociology, from Florida State University.
Throughout her collegiate career, Jocelyn worked as a morning news anchor on the university’s radio station, served as VP of PR and Recruitment for the FSU Chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and served as a mentor for PeaceJam to promote discussions and peaceful actions for positive world change; as well as a mentor for Torch & Laurel to promote college readiness in high school students. She became a Campus Event Coordinator for Peace Corps’ first post-service seminar at Florida State University.
During Jocelyn’s senior year, she served as the 2016-2017 Vice President of the Gospel Choir at Florida State University where she not only sang her heart out, but also handled all logistics for the year’s concert and performances. She also served as Relay for Life chair to represent the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and was recognized for being a committed member of the W.E.B DuBois Honor Society- for minority top achieving students, Lambda Pi Eta- the official honor society of communications studies, and Lady Spirithunters.
Jocelyn’s favorite saying is “Live in the Moment.” This comes from her most notable adventure from Florida State University- traveling to the Dominican Republic to be of service to others. She says, “There are some life changing things that can happen when you least expect them to. We’re so focused on the future that we miss the experiences that can provide the most joy, show us the most love, or give us the most hope. Live in the moment says stop, breathe and, enjoy the blessing of you being where you are right now.”
In the future, Jocelyn plans to use her communications degree in the social service sector and to become a social entrepreneur to increase awareness, outreach and solutions to social, cultural or environmental problems.