04th Sep2011

Jeanettea Mayle – Paine College ’14

by Staff

“Ms.Sharif would take time out the day to meet up with students off campus at a restaurant to tutor us. She would mentor us and also buy us food.”

C/O 2014

Major: Sociology Criminology


Personal Contacts:


How did you decide to become a student at Paine College?

Paine College was one of the many HBCU’s at a college fair I attended In my hometown. The representative took the time out to get to know me and told me Paine College is a family environment and that I would love it.

“An Image of Haygood – Holsey Hall on Paine College’s Beautiful Campus


What professors at Paine College 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?

Mrs. Sharif is a math teacher at Paine. Mrs. Sharif pushed me to do better in math and helped me pass College Algebra. Mrs.Sharif would take time out the day to meet up with students off campus at a restaurant to tutor us. She would mentor us and also buy us food. Mrs. Sharif also gave great advice. She showed she really cared for her students and wasn’t just there for a paycheck.

paine-college-professor-mrs-sharif-math-jeanettea-mayle-myhbcuinterview“Attendees of the NTNV 2006 Statewide Meeting observe a presentation given by Loretta Jones of Healthy African American Families.” Mrs. Sharif is on the far left in the black shirt” – Image Courtesy of scrccbpr’s photostream


What is the story of your “experience” to date at Paine College given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious HBCU?

When I first arrived at Paine College with my Father I wanted to turn back around. I thought I made a horrible decision and I didnt want to even give it a chance. I cried for months on the phone with my mom telling her Paine was not the college for me. My family supported me and told me to not give up and it would get better. I tried to find every excuse to transfer but now my thoughts about my school have totally changed. I love my PC!

paine-college-myhbcuinterview-college-experienceDo you love Paine College too?!!? We hope so!!


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

The riverwalk or the movies.

The Lovely Riverwalk in Augusta, Georgia Learn More about Our Rich History in Augusta, Georgia


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

The best restaurant near the campus would have to be Teresa’s. Teresa’s is a Mexican Restaurant. I would order steak nachos every time.


Visit Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant and order the Steak Nachos for us!!


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

“I love my PC!”
Who is your College crush?
Didn’t have one. I tried the long distance relationship thing for awhile but after awhile we drifted apart.

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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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