Jackson State University continues to elevate its academic and athletic programs. This month, the historically Black university announced that it had secured a partnership with American Airlines. Under their agreement, the large-scale airline will launch community initiatives in the greater Jackson, Mississippi area and provide internships for students. In addition, the airline will provide chartered flights for select university football games and sponsor “branded content opportunities” in several other sports.
“This is a significant moment for Jackson State University as we welcome American Airlines into the JSU Family,” Jackson State University Athletic Director Ashley Robinson said.
“American Airlines is the global leader in air travel, and we look forward to all supporters and friends of Tiger Nation benefitting from this unique agreement. This is a game changer for Jackson State University, and we are excited about partnering with American Airlines.”
Moreover, American Airlines will have an increased presence on-campus throughout the year. The airline will have an increased presence on the JSU Sports Network and hold in-game activations at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
“Jackson State University is a community with pride and history,” Dana Lawrence of American Airlines added.
“American is proud to serve as the official airline for the Tigers while also providing professional development opportunities for the student body.”