Jasmine Harris

Jasmine Harris Student

Farmington Hills, MI
High School
North Farmington High School
Broadcast and Cinematic Arts
College of the Arts and Media
Political Science
May 2016
“Campus has a very community-oriented atmosphere, not just within athletics but within the BCA department as well. It is very difficult to fail here because you have so many people rooting for you who want you to succeed and are willing to help you to do so.”
“When I came here I realized you do not just have to be confined to the box that people put you in. People might see me as only a student-athlete, but I am also a BCA major and pursuing a master’s in politics. I think it is important to be a well-rounded person and to take the time to learn about different people. It makes you a better person when you can understand why somebody else thinks the way they do.”
“It is OK to not know what you want to do with the rest of your life. These are the years for you to make mistakes and find out who you really are. You do not have to have your entire life figured out right now.”
“I recently worked with CMU Athletics to implement an initiative to collect water for the Flint water crisis. There are a lot of students, faculty and staff who are originally from Flint whose families are being affected. I just knew that because of the type of communities that CMU and Mount Pleasant are, people would be willing to help the initiative be successful.”
“I was personally driven to want to help with the Flint water crisis because I have friends who are from there. I knew our coach would be excited about the initiative because it is just as important to her that we are good people off the court.”
“My goal is to help in any way I can. I imagine we are going to be counting the packages of water, and it is going to be a lot more than any of us could have ever expected because that is the type of community that Central Michigan is. Oftentimes athletics brings CMU and the Mount Pleasant communities together, and this initiative is going to bring them together not just for our game, but for a good cause.”
  • Women's basketball team member
  • C.H.A.M.P. mentor
  • Women’s basketball team Student Activity Center representative