Dr. Quinton K. Kargbo was born on April 6, 1947, in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone where he spent his formative years and attended primary school and Bo Secondary School. In his early teenage years, he moved to Freetown to continue his secondary education and attended the Sierra Leone Grammer School (SLGS). Following graduation from SLGS, he received a Diploma in Education from Milton Margai Teachers College in Goderich, Sierra Leone. After this, Quinton served as a secondary School teacher at the Prince of Wales school in Freetown from 1968 to 1972, during which time he taught English as a Second Language and Music to 8th through 12th-grade students. He also supervised extra-curricular activities such as soccer, choir, oral communication, and athletics.
Quinton continued his education in the United States where he completed a B.A. degree in Sociology at Tougaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi, in 1976, and an M.A. degree in Sociology at Jackson State University, in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1980. In 1985, he received a Specialist Degree in Sociology, with a concentration in Educational Administration (Higher Education) from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. In 1987, Quinton graduated with a Ph.D. in Educational Administration (Higher Education) From the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Kargbo worked in different positions in the field of education in the United States. These include Instructor at Tougaloo College (1972 -1975), Research Assistant at the University of Southern Mississippi (1985 - 1986), Substitute Teacher in Fulton County Public School System, Atlanta, GA, and Jackson Public School District, Jackson, MS (1990 - 1991). In 1992, Quinton worked as Supervisor with Catholic Charties, Inc. in Jackson, MS.
In 2000, Quinton continued his invaluable contributions to the educational system in the United States when he joined the NASA funded Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) project at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD as Project Coordinator. Quinton served the SEMAA project from September 2000 to June 2002 during which time his dedication and devotion to duty helped Morgan State University SEMAA project receive the award for the leader in K-12 STEM Education in the entire U.S.A. He later moved back to Jackson, MS where he retired as a Youth Counselor at Oakley Training School.
Quinton was a very kind, gentle and loving man who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a peace-loving man who always carried a smile and had a contagious laughter. He loved music, photography, and dancing. He was very caring and loved his family very much. Sadly on Friday, February 8, 2019, Quinton transition peacefully in Jackson, MS
Visitation hours will be Friday, February 15, 2019, between the hours of 12-7 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home, located at 886 N. Farish Street - Jackson, MS
Public visitation will be Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 1-2:15 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, located at 2303 John R. Lynch Street - Jackson, MS 39209
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