Jermaine Jackson, a 2008 Ole Miss journalism graduate, passed away on Friday. He was a native of Charleston, Miss.
While working on his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Jermaine was an honors student, a member of the Associated Student Body, and a fixture at the Student Media Center. His death has stunned and saddened so many of his fellow alumni and the journalism professors who knew him well. Amanda Pannel, a former station manager of NewsWatch in the Student Media Center, provided these details about a website set up for tributes to Jermaine and the urgent need for contributions for his memorial service and burial.
Jermaine Jackson was a main contributor to the origins of the DMonline.com, along with active producer, writer, manager, and member of NewsWatch, The Daily Mississippian, the Ole Miss yearbook, the Associated Student Body, Student Leadership Council, Ole Miss Mock Trial, Honors College, among many other activities here at the University of Mississippi.
Currently the Jackson family is seeking funds to help cover funeral expenses, and any donations would be greatly appreciated. Friends and family can donate by visiting the Pay Pal account set up by former University of Mississippi professor Ralph Braseth.
The following includes tributes from former Ole Miss alumni, professors, and members of the Oxford community who had the pleasure to work with and befriend Jermaine.
Click here to see tributes to our friend, colleague, and brother – Jermaine Jackson.