Jones College engineering grad returns to inspire

ELLISVILLE –Jones College graduate and current Mississippi State University mechanical engineering student, John Kemp of Hattiesburg returned to Ellisville to share some wisdom he’s gained about his career path with the freshman and sophomore Student Engineering Society students. Helping Kemp explain the nuances of mechanical engineering and the student organization they serve as officers, was the President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering Student Organization, Connor O’Keefe of Biloxi. Serving as treasurer, Kemp encouraged Jones College students to get involved in organizations not only for knowledge but for networking with other students and professionals to aid in collaboration skills for their careers.

“I enjoy hearing how our engineering graduates are thriving after they leave Jones College. It’s also good for our current students to get tips on what to expect in the career field and learn about the numerous options available to them,” said Jones College Student Engineering Society Sponsor and physics instructor, Mary Boleware.

The JC Student Engineering Society will feature Dr. Tristan Clemons, a polymer engineering professor from the University of Southern Mississippi on Friday, February 10.  The Student Engineering Society is also planning a field trip to the Stennis Space Center in March to learn about various engineering career paths.