Shericka Jackson Receives Honorary Doctorate from UTech

In a ceremony filled with pride and accomplishment, the University of Technology (UTech) fulfilled its promise to honor the remarkable achievements of Shericka Jackson, the back-to-back world 200-meter champion.

The university bestowed upon her the prestigious Honorary Doctorate of Laws during its recent graduation ceremony, marking a momentous occasion that resonated with warmth and inspiration.

Sharing the joyous news via her social media, Jackson expressed her gratitude and joy for the unexpected recognition. 

In a heartfelt post, she reflected on the significance of the moment, underscoring the values of diligence, perseverance, resilience, determination, and focus that had paved the way for this extraordinary honor.


“It was truly a special and awesome day yesterday. I am grateful and happy to be conferred with an Honourary Doctor of Laws degree from UTech,” Jackson declared with evident emotion.

“The rewards for working diligently, persevering, being resilient, determined, and focused can come from unexpected sources,” she added.

The world-class athlete’s post continued to inspire, “Be encouraged. If your faith is strong, there is always hope for you. There are many ways for each of us to contribute towards building a better nation, and I encourage everyone to pursue their dreams no matter the circumstance.”

Acknowledging the collaborative effort that made this accolade possible, Jackson expressed her sincere thanks to all involved in the nominating process. She also extended her appreciation to her “amazing family, friends, sponsors, and supporters” for their unwavering love and support.

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