Dr. Brione H. Lockett
May 06, 2020
Dr. Brione H. Lockett
Brione Lockett a now multiple degree holder from SIUC:
The Arlington Heights native completed his bachelor’s degree in history and Africana Studies at SIUC in 2015 and has now completed the joint concurrent program in Master of Public Health in community health education and a doctorate in education with a concentration in health education. He’s a 2010 graduate of Rolling Meadows High School in Rolling Meadows.
Lockett serves as a teaching assistant in Africana Studies and the Education department as well as an Administrative assistant within the College of Liberal Arts. He is also wrapping up his second term serving as a member of the SIU Board of Trustees.
He has served on the House Democratic Issues/Communication staff for the Illinois House of Representatives. He also coordinated a statewide public health career fair, interned with the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health board working with Native Americans, and has served as a member of a Student Outbreak Response Team (SORT) that conducted wellness checks for elderly persons living in an assisted living facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During his time in Carbondale, he’s had the opportunity to speak regarding student issues in a variety of venues, including addressing members of the Illinois legislature during the state’s two-year budget impasse about student debt and student welfare. He has also served with campaigns established to improve interactions between police and people with mental health needs. During his time in graduate school, Lockett has learned the true meaning of family and the importance of having supportive and encouraging people during difficult times.
Lockett enjoys reading, traveling, and giving back to the community. His goal is to work for organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Indian Health Services (IHS) to implement programs to improve the quality of life for all individuals.
To my loving and supportive family, friends, teachers, and mentors, words cannot express my deepest love and appreciation for all your help. Your support, love, and guidance have paved a path for me to forge my future. Without you, I would not be where I am today, and I would not have succeeded thus far if it was not for your commitment to getting me out the door and on my own. Thank you for your love and support.