Nathalie P. Jones
After completing my BS degree from Tarleton State University in 2002, I knew that I wanted to return and provide to learners what I once received. That consisted of love, nurturing, and a sense of community from staff members to administrators. During my time as a learner I was a member of the Texan basketball team, I was a Resident Advisor, a member of the Student Minority Organization and the president of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. My experience as a student was amazing to say the least!
When I completed undergraduate, I left Texas and returned to Florida and pursued a graduate degree in social work. When I completed that program, I was on a quest to return to TSU so that I could become a part of the amazing faculty. That mission has been accomplished and I am very thankful.
I absolutely love my position within the social work department because it provides a platform to educate, encourage and empower future social workers. This is evidenced by the community engagement and collaboration projects that are embedded within our course curriculum.
I am a proud faculty member and thankful daily to work in a professional environment that urges students to become confident and competent in their field of interest. Also, I enjoy the relationships that are built at Tarleton and watching students become very grounded and focused on their educational goals. I am currently the advisor of the student social work association on the FW campus & an advisory board member of BOLD. My research focuses on healthy aging and capturing the attitudes of students on the implementation of social media within college courses.
I would advise all students to reach for the stars while they are seeking their college education. First, have a dream and then stop at nothing to fulfill that dream. While there may be bumps in the road and changes in the pace, utilize many resources but never close the door on your dream.
Nathalie P. Jones, Ph.D