14th Aug2011

Dominique McDonald – Howard University

by Staff

“Howard has always been my first choice & I have always wanted to go there. I fell in love with the atmosphere & the opportunities at the school.”

C/O 2014

Major: Public Relations

 

Personal Contacts:

 

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How did you decide to become a student at Howard University?

Howard has always been my first choice & I have always wanted to go there. I fell in love with the atmosphere & the opportunities at the school.

Just giving you a feel of Howard’s Campus

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

I would have to say my Principles of Speech Professor simply because she is so young but the way she teaches seems like she has been teaching for years, she’s always there willing to help us reach our goals.

Interested in Communications at Howard? Watch the Video

What is the story of your “experience” to date at Howard University given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?

It hasn’t been easy, there have been a lot of ups and downs but I believe that’s what makes you a stronger and more focused person. I have met so many wonderful people whom I have grown to love. My HBCU Experience at Howard has really been amazing, I have learned so much about myself in different ways. My most favorite time so far is definitely Homecoming 2010 that alone was an experience in itself, one that I really enjoyed.

Are you going to Homecoming this year?

What about the Caribbean Carnival?

The Caribbean Carnival…it is such a wonderful experience especially since my family is Jamaican. I’m able to connect even deeper with my culture during this festivity which is beyond important to me. The music, food, outfits, etc.. Are amazing & it makes me so proud to be of Caribbean descent.

 

 

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

Well my boyfriend is back home in New York so I’m not too sure but I mean there is always your dorm room, there are many restaurants out in Downtown DC (<– links to free things to do in DC) as well as Movie Theatres so I mean any one of those as well as Columbia Heights which have some places the two of you could go to.

 

You are looking at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Tivoli Square in Columbia Heights, info. courtesy of Nubian Queen Dominique McDonald

 

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

The best thing on our campus is definitely Chic-Fil-A which is located in our Punchout.

Students repping Chi-Town in the Punchout at Howard doing the Juke Slide – looks fun!

 

Restaurants near campus I’d have to say Chipotle and I always get a Chicken Bowl with rice, lettuce, cheese, corn & onions with lots of Hot Sauce.

 

Chicken Bowl Image Kindly Donated by Chipotle.com

 

 

Also, we have a FridaysPotbellyIHOPRuby Tuesdays close by as well as many more restaurants I just haven’t discovered yet but have seen them.

What are the chants heard most often at the sporting events?

The most known chant is definitely H-U…YOU KNOW! We have HOWARD, HOWARD, HOWARD, HOWARD U…THE REAL H-U…

Howard or Hampton? Who are you with?

 

 

We just recently created a new sports group which helps support all 19 sports at HU called Blue Crew (Join the Blue Crew) which comes up with many different chants but those two are the most known.

 

 

That looks real fun! We hope in the near future we can get a camera in one of the crew members hands and provide you with some entertaining sports footage live from HU!

 

 

Who is your College crush?

 

N/A have a boyfriend

How did you overcome your nervousness about going to college?

I made myself social and got out there and met people, being cooped up in your dorm room worried doesn’t help you overcome anything so I stayed in touch with my mom the first few weeks and got some words of encouragement which helped me along the way.

 

What is your major? And why did you choose it?

Public Relations. I chose it simply because I am a social person and I want to be the one to help people/companies get to the top by advertising them and helping the present the proper image.

Attendees at the annual Howard University Career Fair sponsored by the Council of Public Relations Firms, Image Courtesy of Council of PR Firms

 

What to date has been your proudest moment @ Howard University?

My proudest moment would have to be completing a full semester in all honesty because many people do not do that for whatever reason so to me that was a big achievement for me.

What to date has been your saddest moment @ Howard University?

N/A

 

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

N/A

 

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

I am involved in the HU Blue Crew which I mentioned earlier, the Caribbean Student Association (Join their Facebook page C/O 2014) as well as the New Yorkers Unlimited Club.

 

This is a picture of one of the CSA’s first parties titled COLOURS, Image courtesy of the Caribbean Student Association at Howard University

 

Where is the “yard” located?

Our Yard is located in the middle of our campus, you can’t miss it.

A Nice view of “The Yard” at HU!

 

What and where are the historical places on campus?

In all honesty I am not too sure about that.

 

Are there any ghost stories involving buildings or spots on campus?

Not to my knowledge no.

 

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.)?

No firsts at college lol I have experienced all of them in High School.

 

Thank you Nubian Queen Dominique McDonald for spending your precious time sharing your Howard University Experience. You introduced us to parts of HU Life we did not know about before such as the HU Blue Crew, the niceties of Columbia Heights, the Punchout and more. If there is ever anything you need to succeed please reach out to us! Much respect and love family!

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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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