Shawn Johnson — Portfolio

Bio

Shawn Johnson, a junior Communications Major with a Minor in Journalism & Sports at Morehouse College. I was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb located along the lakeshore of Lake Michigan. Growing up in Evanston, I quickly developed a passion for sports and community service while building friendships and relationships along the years. I continued to play Football at Evanston Township High School which I leveraged my athleticism and earned a spot on the Morehouse College Football Team. I currently play Outside Linebacker & Safety for the Maroon Tigers.

Through other involvements on campus, I’m also apart of the Corrella & Bertram F. Bonner Scholars Program at the college. The Bonner Scholars program provides students with a scholarship towards their education in exchange for active service by students during the school year. Morehouse College is 1 of 2 HBCUs with a Bonner Scholars program. Scholars provide service to the surrounding Atlanta neighborhoods & communities throughout the city. Uniquely, I utilize my roles as a Bonner Scholar, Student-Athlete, and President of the Morehouse Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) to do community service and engagement. I’m extremely grateful to be a student-athlete and to use my platform in a positive light.

Each NCAA Collegiate Institution has their own Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. SAAC’s mission is to complete service and enhance the student-athlete experience at Morehouse. As a non-traditional Bonner Scholar, I spend a good chunk of my time balancing academics, athletics and community service. Being involved with Morehouse SAAC shows the community that Morehouse Student-Athletes are well-rounded individuals with a passion for lending a hand.

Morehouse SAAC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTyLQY1j23-/

Mentorship / Community Engagement

College Week: SpelHouse Day @ Booker T. Washington High School

Spelman & Morehouse Bonner Scholars & Student-Athletes paid a visit to Booker T. Washington to engage with high schoolers and discuss life as a college student.
Speaking to a Booker T. Washington High School Senior about what my daily schedule looks like as a student-athlete. Below is a video recap of how the event went along with a description of the event presented by myself.

Event Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFR7LW_Pwa4&t=14s

Community Service

Produce Food Drive @ Booker T. Washington hosted by Morehouse SAAC & Core2Globe Organization.

Resume

I have a passion for the intersection between Sports & Business. I’m interested in working in Marketing, Public Relations, Community Engagement or Professional Development with athletes. Working in the Front Office for a professional sports league or organization is a dream. I strive to show the world that athletes are more than athletes.

LinkedIn

Podcasts / Articles

Discussing Issues in Mass Media Preventing Change — Featuring Morehouse Students: Dantez Simpson ’23, Daniel Norman ‘22 & Bennie Williams ‘23

Anxiety Awareness PSA Video + Brochure

5 Tips to Improve Interpersonal Relationships Brochure

Contact Info

Shawn Johnson Jr

Email: shawn.johnson@morehouse.edu

Phone: (847)–664–9898

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