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From Jackson State Students to HBCU Business Trailblazers

The entrepreneurial wheels are in motion at Jackson State University, as rising seniors Javier High and Treon Young both have become trailblazers in the business world creating their own successful clothing lines.

Treon Young, a rising Senior Business Entrepreneurship Major from Greenville, MS. serves as CEO and Creative Director of Country Bumkin.

The aim of Country Bumkin is to give the South a brand that they can identify themselves with.

“Our slogan is We Make It Cool To Be Southern and Fly to Be Country. The slogan represents how we stand against the stereotypes of Mississippi.” Young CEO Treon stated.

“Mississippi has something to say and Country Bumkin will set the trend. “

The creation of Country Bumkin came into fruition as Treon grew up in the Mississippi Delta.

“Growing up in Greenville taught me how to embrace who I am and that played a major part of the creative process of Country Bumkin.”

Since the creation, Treon has received purchases from as far as Italy from people interested in wearing his brand. Students at Jackson State have expressed to Treon how the creation of his business has personally inspired them to start their own business.

“Black Entrepreneurship is a powerful thing and if what I’m doing with my brand is sparking a flame then I feel like I have a great connection to the students on campus. The easy thing to do is sell good product. To influence someone with your product is a greater accomplishment.”

In the next five years Treon is planning for Country Bumpkin to become Mississippi’s first nationally known Street wear and Lifestyle brand. In the process becoming a forefront runner in the fashion industry for the Mississippi region. While also igniting the entrepreneurial fire in young business mindsets to come after him due to the impact of this brand.

Treon is currently working with overseas manufactures to put out a Fall 2017 collection, as well as a magazine in the near future.

For all access to clothing from Country Bumkin, shop at http://www.shopcountrybumkin.com

Follow Country Bumkin on Instagram for future updates @shopCountryBumkin

Kyle Kidd-Buckner

Kyle Kidd-Buckner is a 21-year-old, Graduating Senior Mass Communication major from Los Angeles, CA with emphasis in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Political Science at Jackson State University. He is a proud brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. initiated Spring 2017 into the Delta Phi Chapter where he serves as Associate Editor of The Sphinx. Spring of 2017, Kyle was appointed to the position of Executive President for the Campus Activities Board for the 2017-2018 Academic School year completing his tenure January 2018. He has served as an Author for HBCUBuzz and Collegiate Sports Editor of Black Beat Sports with stories also featured in 7 Hues Magazine and DoerHouse LLC. He currently interns at The Meme Agency as a Public Relations Intern and BYOBSociety as a Marketing Intern and serves as Managing Editor for Watch The Yard. Kyle aims to become a expert in all things media. He was the 2016 National Conference on Student Leadership Scholarship Recipient representing Jackson State in Orlando, FL. Kyle recently Co-Author his first book, "Grown and Gone" a book created to assist high school seniors with their transition into their first independent year as college student. Kyle lives by the life mantra, "I trust the next chapter, because I know the Author..."