Student Spotlight - Blake Jackson

January 17, 2024

Meet Blake Jackson, a resilient second-year student in the Direct Support Professional – General (DSP-G) track. As a proud member of the PATHS class 2024 in the fightin’ Texas Aggie community, Blake is enrolled in the Postsecondary Access and Training in Human Services (PATHS) Program, where he finds inspiration in Andrey Hepburn’s timeless words: “Nothing is impossible, the Word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”.

Blake’s journey extends beyond the classroom to his practicum site, Lampstand Nursing and Rehabilitation, where he has proven to be invaluable asset. Facing challenges head-on, he devised a clever code word, a secret tool empowering him to navigate through the complexities of each day. This strategic approach reflects Blake’s determination to excel in his role and make a positive impact in the community.

His practicum supervisor, Ashley, attests to the significance of Blake’s presence. During the Thanksgiving week, when expectations were uncertain, Blake’s commitment spoke volumes on his work ethic. His supervisor, anticipating his absence, was overjoyed to find him at the front door on Monday morning. Blake’s unwavering dedication made a meaningful difference, easing the worries of his supervisor an ensuring a smooth day operation at the practicum site.

Blake’s willingness to step out of his comfort zone defines his character. Embracing personal growth, he actively seeks new challenges, demonstrating his commitment to continuous improvement.  A notable example is his recent volunteer work at the Special Olympics FUNdamentals Event, where Blake not only honed his skills but also made a positive impact while working with athletes.

Blake embodies the core values of the Aggie spirit: loyalty, integrity, excellence, leadership, respect, and selfless service. His commitment to these values shines through in every aspect of his life, both academically and in his hands-on experiences. The PATHS Program is proud to have Blake as a student, his journey exemplifies the spirit of Texas A&M University. As he continues to thrive and grow, Blake Jackson stands as a testament to the limitless possibilities that come with dedication, perseverance, and the belief that, indeed, “I’m Posible”.