Jackie Everette, the beloved front-line wonder woman of the Honors program, earned her Associate's in Science at Pierce Junior College (now a 4 yr. institution). During this era, she met her husband while working at a summer job; shared her plans to attend Pierce, and he followed her lead. She started working for Honors in the late 70s, when the Program consisted of a small, dull, drabby lounge and just a few small offices. Jackie has seen students and staff come and go - and often runs into former grads everywhere - in dept stores, CVS pharmacy, and hospitals! She has watched this program flourish and considers herself blessed to still be a part of it under the current director, Dr. Ruth Ost and colleagues. Jackie resides in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. In addition to Philly, she has family from New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Texas. She is also an active member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, located at 10th & Dauphin Street.