Speaker Tells Of Overcoming Trials, Achieving Success


Brayden Barnes

Kurt Jackson spoke to Allen students Thursday about tragedies and triumphs in his life.

Brayden Barnes, News Editor

Kurt Jackson, a small business entrepreneur turned motivational speaker from Yates Center, spent an hour speaking in the Allen Theater about many topics including self-discipline, the importance of mental health and setting goals.

The event, sponsored by Student Life, was a hit as the whole venue was packed. Some of the approximated 120 students even took to sitting on the floor.

Jackson made his way through his fair share of trials and tribulations such as, his parents’ divorce, his brother’s suicide, and his father’s death from diabetes. He told his story and the tools he used to overcome these struggles. He concluded with how he came to own his business as an electrical contractor.