Jason Curry '95

Jason Curry

Major: Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts

What do you do?

I am the Founder and President of Big Apple Basketball, a not-for-profit organization designed to use basketball as a 'tool' to assist young people in their educational, athletic, professional, and life skill development. I began my career as a college basketball color commentator and sideline reporter, as well as a video editor.  I have worked for NY1 News, NBA Entertainment, CNN, WNBC-TV and WABC-TV. I began Big Apple Basketball in 1999 and have been working full-time with the organization since 2005.

How did your experience at Saint Michael's help prepare you for your career?

While at St. Michael's, I appreciated the ability to find help on campus and from alums at any time I needed it. The support I received as a student-athlete was second to none! The SMC family continues to be an integral part of my life. I, like most other alums, am living the mission of SMC and care a lot about the college and want to represent it in the best way possible! I hope my financial contributions can assist the college in whatever means is best suited.

Any advice for students at St. Mike's?

For those of you looking to make your home at the College, I would strongly consider St. Michael's because you will receive an excellent education from a reputable college. The support that you will receive in order to succeed will be unparalleled, and there is a tremendous opportunity to grow socially and develop yourself as a person.  For a college student, Burlington, Vermont is also a great place because it gives you a chance to explore life off-campus and interact with other college students from the area!

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