“BVU has so much to offer, which is something I noticed about this campus from day one.” For Jeremy, a meaningful college experience all comes down to the amount of support and effort the campus community provides to students, alongside personable faculty, staff, and students. “Because of our size and the fact that people care so much at BVU, it’s evident that anyone can achieve great things here,” he says.
Jeremy is originally from Bolingbrook, Ill., where he started his own path to success. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University where he was involved in football and several philanthropic organizations including the Be The Match program for bone marrow transplants and volunteering at local elementary schools as a mentor. Jeremy has always had an interest in volunteering whether it be with youth, in food pantries, or spending time with animals at kennels. It’s now something he values in Storm Lake as well, having learned about BVU service projects.
Along with his admissions counselor position, Jeremy is also an assistant football coach for the Beavers, bringing collegiate coaching experience with him from Minnesota and New York. “This place packs a big punch, and I see that because I’m here getting to do what I love- work with students.” When speaking to high schoolers, Jeremy encourages them to step outside of their comfort zone and go on college visits because, “You’ve got to see it to believe it. Visits are when you really find out what a college is all about, and it’s much more than you can see on Google Maps. From the facilities to our academic programs, I love having students visit and see all of the opportunities BVU can provide,” he says.
Whether it be in grades or the gym, Jeremy is a firm believer in the impact hard work can have on your life. In fact, his own hard work led him to academic awards and the NFL as an Oakland Raiders team member in 2014-15. He comes from a family of athletes, referring to his father, Eddie Curry, and uncle, Roy Curry, as legends. The two Jackson State alumni went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers (Roy) and the Houston Astros (Eddie).