Alumni Spotlight - Allen Stone

SIA Graduation Year


Current Occupation

Lineman, Entergy Mississippi

Who influenced you most during your time at SIA? How?

Judy Miller and Nancy Coleman

What advice do you have for current students who want to make the most out of their SIA experience?

Respect for others. The staff at Sharkey were like a family for the most part, from the headmaster to the cafeteria ladies and janitors. They all treated each other with respect. They were family. From that, I've always treated everyone the same. No one person is more important than the next.

Describe your career path.

Like most Sharkey kids, I grew up around a farm, so naturally, I worked on my uncle's farms a lot after high school. I've worked many other jobs, including working on a riverboat. In 2012, I attended MDCCS lineman college and started working at Twin County EPA as an apprentice and made my way to lineman. In May 2017, I left Twin County and started at Entergy Mississippi. I have 8 years in powerline work.

What is your greatest professional accomplishment?

Being hired at Entergy.