24th Jul2011

Jordan Mckie & His HBCU Experience @ Johnson C Smith University

by Staff

Major: Sport Management & Becoming a Pro-Athlete

The Motivation:
“Sport Management. I chose it because other than aspiring and working to be a pro athlete, I would like to be a coach, athletic director, or a sports information director at a major university or HBCU.”

Twitter: IAmFootball78

Email: mckie.jordan@yahoo.com

How did you decide to become a student at Johnson C. Smith University?

I decided to attend JCSU because not only did they offer me a football scholarship, my desired major (Sport Management) was available, and I was heavily attracted to the great city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

What professors at Johnson C. Smith University are leaving the most impression upon you as a student and/or person? What did they do that continues to mean so much to you to this day?

Dr. Robert Lyons. He’s a sport management department employee. The reason for his heavy impression is that he is a perfectionist when it comes to sport management, and with me being a perfectionist when it comes to football we clicked on many levels. He also stresses being on point in every aspect of being a college student and athlete.

What is the story of your “experience” to date at Johnson C. Smith University given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious HBCU?

Well, we play Livingstone College every year. But this year we celebrated the Commemorative Classic; which celebrated JCSU and Livingstone College playing in the first ever black college football game. The week of the game my teammates and I attended a very informational, and very positive symposium that was orchestrated by both institutions to promote the betterment of young black men and women in today’s society.

Where are the spots to go to if you wanted to cuddle with your boy or girlfriend?

Lol. Either my room, or the student union and/or “bull pen” (the rotunda of our student union)

What are the best restaurants on and near the campus? Which dishes do you enjoy the most?

Cookout by far is the most popular restaurant near JCSU. Whenever I go to cookout I ALWAYS get a peanut butter and banana shake! The best in the world!
What are the chants heard most often at the sporting events?

“This aint nothin but a SMITH THANG” and “ROCK the Blue and Gold”

Who is your College crush?
I won’t say a name, but she’s a senior. A very gorgeous young woman who’s friends with one of my closest friends on campus.

How did you overcome your nervousness about going to college?

Just being myself and gravitating to my teammates since I have the most in common with them and meeting their friends from there.

What is your major? and Why did you choose it?

Sport Management. I chose it because other than aspiring and working to be a pro athlete, I would like to be a coach, athletic director, or a sports information director at a major university or HBCU.

What to date has been your proudest moment at Johnson C. Smith University?

None to date to be honest, I’ve been pretty happy at Johnson C Smith so far.

What are you pledging? And why? And if not, why not?

No Comment.

How are you positively active on campus? (e.g. clubs, SGA, etc.)

Where is the “yard” located?

Well our Greek Row is located beside our gym, and our version of a “yard” is known as the “block” at JCSU it’s the courtyard that is surrounded by the library, smith residence hall, and the student union/cafeteria.

What and where are the historical places on campus?
Biddle Hall (the epicenter of our University). It’s the building in where all facets of business for the school are operated at.

How many “firsts” have you had at college ? What are they? (e.g. first road trip, first job interview, first love, first “F or A”, etc.)
Road Trip and Gym Party.

We just want to say thank you to Nubian King Jordan McKie and let him know that we appreciate his taking the time to enlighten the youth and share with the world why he has graced and blessed the campus of JCSU. If we have the opportunity we will ask Jordan who he wants to play for in the NFL, we are sure the Panthers could use some intelligence and strength like Mr. McKies! Everyone thank you for reading and please keep the wisdom and word about and around you!

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Graduate of an HBCU and true believer in HBCUs being the best at giving a well-rounded education academically and personally.




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