Texas A&M Law Celebrates Sharon Jefferson

July 5, 2021

“One day chicken, next day feathers.”

Sharon Jefferson

I enjoy volunteering for the Texas Rangers (I pass out promotional items at the gates), taking photographs (nature and baseball mainly) and spending time with my two

Area of Service: Dee J. Kelly Law Library

Years of Service: 17 years (at Texas Wesleyan School of Law and Texas A&M School of Law)

Describe your law school tenure in three words.

  • Variety
  • Fortunate
  • Friendships 

Do you have a favorite Texas A&M Aggie Core Value?

Selfless Service – I think it is important to help others. Even a small act can make a difference to someone. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, but I observed my parents helping others by giving their time to friends, family and the church.

In the future, I hope to devote time to helping the American Red Cross and area food banks. I am an introvert, and volunteering provides me with the opportunity to meet people.

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Early Bird – As a child, I wasn’t allowed to sleep in. As an adult, I always got up early to go to work or take my daughter to school. I am more productive and energetic in the mornings, especially after a chai tea latte.

If you could keep only three apps on your phone, what would they be?

  • Facebook
  • Candy Crush Soda
  • Google

What was your favorite tv show growing up?

There were several I loved watching…The Brady Bunch, Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, Columbo, CHiPs, Dukes of Hazzard, Dallas, and Knots Landing.

Share something that few people know about you.

I love 80s heavy metal/hair bands like Van Halen, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi to name a few.

Who has influenced you the most, when it comes to work? Give us three takeaways.

My Dad.
  • Work Ethic/Professionalism – He went to work everyday. I do not remember him ever missing work unless there was a labor strike. Even then, he found another job to fill in that time. He taught me to take pride in my work.
  • Life Isn’t Fair – His favorite saying is “One day chicken, next day feathers.” I think it means that one day may be going great, but the next day could be the opposite. It's probably best to expect chaos and hope for the calm.
  • Laugh at Yourself –  He’s a very serious person, but he has a sense of humor. No one is perfect.
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