Meet Jeffron Smalls, Mr. N.C. A&T State University

Jeffron Smalls is a senior, Industrial & Systems Engineering student from Georgetown, South Carolina. He is the oldest son of Mr. Jeffrey Smalls and Ms. Tomika Grimmage. Smalls has one younger sibling and two older siblings: Jemon, Asia, and Talmesha.

While attending A&T, Jeffron has been actively involved and currently serves as the 8th Mister North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University for the 2016-2017 academic school year. Along with Student Government Association, he is a part of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) where he served as the Mister NAACP 2015-2016. He was also an active cadet in the Air Force ROTC program his freshmen and sophomore year which enhanced his leadership and professional development skills. Smalls is a spring 2015 Initiate into the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and is a Thurgood Marshall and United Negro College Fund Scholar.

Smalls campaigned on the platform, "The Art of Evolution: Delegate. Empower. Inspire". He plans to impact the Aggie Community as well as the Greensboro community and continue the legacy of community service. He hopes to inspire students through his spiritual calling of purpose.

Upon graduating from North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Smalls plan to work in industry then pursue a master’s degree in business administration. After he solidifies his engineering education with real world engineering experiences, he aspires to one day start his own engineering consultant firm specializing in operations improvement and industrial engineering around the world. Smalls also plans to continue his service upon graduating by motivating and encouraging underrepresented students to pursue degrees in the STEM fields.

Jeffron enjoys traveling, reading, sports and trying new foods. He lives each day by his favorite quote:

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.