Jamal Shakir

A Future in Filmmaking

Like many freshmen, Jamal Shakir did not arrive from Warner Robins, Georgia, with a clear choice of major. Playing defensive back for the Panthers and adjusting to college life kept him occupied. When time came to "declare," however, Professor John Lawrence took notice of Jamal's creativity as a photographer and suggested he investigate LaGrange's Digital Creative Media and Film degree by taking the DCM&F Media Production course during Jan Term 2017. "I fell in love with being behind the camera," Jamal confesses. "I'm learning everything I can. The rules, the technical aspects of videography ... I'm looking at this long-term. As a career."

Learn more about careers in Digital Creative Media and Film.

Friends for the Journey

LaGrange College attracts the best and the brightest from all over the world. For example, our most recent incoming class consisted of men and women from 19 states and 10 countries, and included:

  • 76 members of Beta Club or the National Honor Society
  • 71 members of service organizations
  • 51 team captains in varsity sports
  • 25 leaders involved in student government, with 11 presidents
  • Three students involved in school publications, one as editor
  • Two Eagle Scouts
  • 20 musicians in band or orchestra
  • 18 singers in choir
  • 31 entertainers in performing arts
  • 85 students in religious activities.

But you don’t have to be a star in high school to succeed at LaGrange. Here, you’re given the opportunity to discover the best in yourself and find your destiny – all in a caring and supportive environment.