Johnson inducted into Southern's Hall of Fame for tennis career

Dr. Jacqueline “Jackie” Johnson, Ed.D., a Winnsboro native and 1986 Winnsboro High School graduate, was inducted in Southern University’s Sports Hall of Fame, Nov. 8.

Johnson received the coveted spot from a successful tour on Southern University’s tennis team.

Johnson was a dominating force on the Southern University Ladies Tennis Team.  She served as team co-captain and assisted the team to win three Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championship titles (1988, 1989, 1990).  

Additionally, Johnson was selected as the Southern University 1988 Freshman Tennis Player of the Year and the Southern University 1989 Athlete with Highest GPA Award.  

While at Southern University, she received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1991. During her undergraduate years, Johnson was member of Eta Kappu Nu and IEEE.

Upon graduation, she went to work for General Motors and Applied Materials. While employed by General Motors, Jackie pursued and attained her Masters of Arts in Education.

In 2006, Johnson made a career transition to higher education and became a college instructor at Louisiana Delta Community College. She taught at the community college for five years, before getting promoted to campus director of LDCC West Monroe Campus. During her 12 years at LDCC, Johnson attained her Doctorate of Education in developmental education.

Due to her lifelong drive for excellence, Johnson was selected as the Process Technology Instructor of the Year by her colleagues. In 2015, she was selected to attend the prestigious LCTCS Leadership Academy.

In 2018, Johnson made the decision to return to her first love, electrical engineering, and became employed by Northeast La. Power Cooperative as a power systems engineer. In this position, Johnson is solely responsible for the safe delivery, installation and maintenance of electrical power distribution to seven parishes in Northeast Louisiana.  

Johnson currently resides in Winnsboro with her husband, Tyrone, and their two daughters, Bianca(23) and Tyana(18).  

Bianca graduated from Southern University in Dec. 2017 with a BS degree in Speech Language Pathology and Tyana plans to enter Southern University in the Fall of 2020 to pursue a degree in Child Development.

In addition to her professional life, Johnson enjoys giving back to her community and staying active by co-coaching her daughter’s cheerleading team.  Additionally, Johnson is vice president of the Franklin Parish School Board, president of the Franklin Parish Black Achiever’s Association, a non profit organization, whose primary purpose is to help build, maintain and improve the community and surrounding areas, by combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.  She is also a proud member of The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and a former board member of the West Monroe Chamber of Commerce and the Winnsboro-Franklin Chamber of Commerce.  

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