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50 Years Fighting for Higher Ed

January 17, 2023

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary as an organization is a monumental occasion, and in addition to our membership conference, we asked one of our members, David C. Jackson to create an image that the 4Cs could use as a limited edition anniversary item for our conference t-shirt and conference materials.

“I am honored to devote my talents to the 50th 4Cs/SEIU 50-Year Anniversary Piece and went through an abundance of ideas which could speak to the power in which our union yields. As they say, “usually your first, gut instinct is your best idea”. There’s power our hands wield naturally. However, as we know, when those fingers come together, the fist, packs a powerful portrayal of solidarity, unity, and progress. Courage, consciousness, collaboration, and commitment are the other acronyms that are synonymous to our 4Cs community. My hope is that this design is recognized twofold - as a testament and reinvigorated force to our work.”

- David C. Jackson

David C. Jackson is an active artist who combines his creative and administrative-counseling skillsets. Currently, he serves as a Guided Pathways Advisor I at Tunxis Community College who guides students predominantly within the Visual Fine Arts and Graphic Design programs. David has a background in higher education where he’s worked in admissions at University of Saint Joseph and Post University. In addition, he has worked in Career Services assisting the public, clients ranging from reentry to management. He is passionate in working with diverse populations which started with TRiO programs, including Wesleyan Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science, and UConn ConnCAP. It catapulted his passion to connect with families, especially those who are marginalized or underrepresented while assisting students to identify, determine, and cultivate their path so they may seize their potential.

As a fine artist, David works predominantly in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and colored pencil. His work can be viewed through his website, Classic Jackson Arts . As a young artist, Jackson sold his first piece in 1995 and never looked back. He has been an art instructor and has exhibited at various institutions in the northeast, galleries, museums, and private pop-ups. You may also recognize some of his pieces on the walls of Tunxis’s Bidstrup Hall. David thrives through his personal motto – I.C.E. – Illustrate. Captivate. Educate. He accomplishes this by blending sound advising, business acumen, and artistic background while exploring and amplifying individuals’ unique experiences.

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