Recently voted Homecoming King at JSU was Stone Alexander. Stone is involved in many organizations across campus including Freshman Forum, Student Activities Council, and Gamecock Orientation Leaders. He also serves as the Vice President of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, and is the IFC Vice President of Scholarships. His favorite thing to do at JSU is going to Burgess Snow Stadium on game days, he said, “The atmosphere is truly incredible and the tailgating is a lot of fun.” When asked why he chose JSU, Stone replied, “I chose to come to JSU because I grew up so close to it. Being only 30 minutes away from Centre, Alabama, it was a really easy choice for me because I had been attending events at JSU my whole life. I really fell in love with the campus and community. The university really does embrace its slogan as being the “friendliest campus in the south”. The thing I like most about JSU would have to be the relationships I have built. JSU is such a tightly knit community and I have met some of the most amazing people here. The friendships that have formed during my time here will be those that I cherish for the rest of my life, and I’m extremely thankful for that.” Stone’s philanthropy platform is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention He explains it saying, “It is a health organization that provides resources for those struggling with suicidal thoughts and to families and friends that have lost loved ones. This philanthropy truly hits home for me because I lost my father to suicide last summer. I can’t stress it enough that every single person is cared for regardless of how they feel about it, and I will do everything in my power to shine the light here at JSU. I feel as if most people struggle mentally with at least one thing in their life, but the vast majority is too afraid to come out and express their feelings. I hope to change that stigma. I want to talk about it. I want people to open up, and most importantly I want people to understand that they are cared for more than they can imagine. Mental health is extremely important, and I want everyone to know that.”
We here at Her Campus at Jax State wish you the best of luck, Stone!