Student Spotlight - MS in HES (Interactive Technology)
At the first Annual Military Ball hosted by the Tuscaloosa Sports and Tourism Commission, The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies had the honor of recognizing one of its students, Captain Jason S. Perry, for his dedication, loyalty, sacrifice and service to our country.
Captain Perry currently serves as an instructor of undergraduate Cyber Training for the 333rd Training Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. A Tuscaloosa native, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2005 as a Radio Operator - Maintainer, and was later selected to attend the United States Air Force Academy where he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies.
Captain Perry is pursuing his Master of Science in Interactive Technology online through UA.
“The University of Alabama offered an opportunity for me to earn a degree that would be meaningful to my cyberspace operations career field while also allowing me the flexibility to complete it from any location the Air Force sends me,” he said.
Captain Perry received the 2013-2014 General Charles G. Cleveland Maxwell Air Force Base Endowed Scholarship, offered by the College of Continuing Studies. Unlike traditional scholarships, this scholarship, along with others offered by the College of Continuing Studies, is available to part-time students.
During his career, Captain Perry has received numerous awards and decorations, which include:
- Air Force Commendation Medal
- Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
- National Defense Service Medal
- Air Force Longevity Service Award with one oak leaf cluster,
- Air Force Training Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
He is married to the former Allison Terry of Tuscaloosa, and they have one child.