Jerika Gilcreast standing at podium

Jerika Gilcreast

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work

Currently employed by Summit County Children Services as an Intake Social Worker in Akron, Ohio

While a student at Ashland University, Jerika made it a focus to connect with her new community. She was involved with the Campus Activities Board, Black Student Union, Community Service Office and Social Work Club. She also served the campus community as a Resident Assistant for Residence Life and worked for the Division of Student Affairs assisting the Vice President for Student Affairs with a variety of projects.

As an alumnus of Ashland University, Jerika’s favorite part of belonging to the Ashland University community is that it always feels like home.

When we asked Jerika to give us a ‘success tip’ for current students, she said, “Be sure to connect, connect and connect some more!   


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