College to award first Bachelor of Science in Energy Systems Management this spring

This May, Rose Isaacson of Jackson will be Jackson College’s first bachelor’s degree graduate!

Isaacson will be the first student to complete the College’s Bachelor of Science in Energy Systems Management, launched in 2014. Isaacson completed her Associate of Science degree and Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate from the College and was enrolled in Michigan State University’s electrical engineering program. When she heard about Jackson’s new program, she decided to enroll. The nearby location saved time in commuting and allowed her to work full-time.

“I enjoy math and science, so this was right up my alley,” she said. “I’ve always had a really great experience with the professors at Jackson College. It’s a well-rounded program, it really prepares you for the field you are going into.”

Looking Toward the Future

She finished in the fall semester and has been enjoying some downtime before looking for a job. In the future, she plans to go back to MSU and finish her engineering degree. She is pleased to be the first graduate of the program.

“It’s exciting,” Isaacson said. “I hope it draws more people to the program, and more females in particular; we’re few and far between. It’s very exciting to finish.”