Arlene Jackson - 25 Years
Part of the mission of Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry is to care for the needs of a diverse community.
Arlene Jackson has taken that mission to heart for the past 25 years with her work as a dental dispensing technician I in clinical affairs.
She says that the main reason for her longevity at the college is because she "...genuinely loves serving people." She adds that she enjoys interacting with the students, the faculty and her co-workers.
It is not surprising that Jackson is close to her co-workers. A few years ago she and her family lost everything in a house fire. She remains grateful to what she calls her "BCD family" for coming together after the tragedy and helping her, her husband and children to rebuild their lives.
Another favorite memory for Jackson is participating in the college's service-award ceremonies. The 2010 event is her fifth. She says that she looks forward to each one and is grateful for the college's recognition of the employees' efforts at these events.
Gratitude is a recurring theme for Jackson. When she is not working at HSC-BCD she enjoys attending church.
"I am grateful to God for my husband, Vernon, who is a minister, and for my three daughters," she says. She enjoys walking for exercise and attending Wednesday night Bible study. Jackson also is grateful for her three granddaughters - Jasmine, Jada and Jaliyah - and her grandson, Marquis. She has even more reason to be grateful these days: She is expecting a new grandson on May 22.