14th Oct2011

Andre Albritton – Florida A&M University

by Staff

“My experience at Florida A&M University was a blessing for me. It turned a shy geeky student into a entrepreneur who is constantly trying to meet others.”

C/O 2011

Major: Business

Owner of BigSmall Marketing


Personal Contacts:

How did you decide to become a student at Florida A&M University?

I lived in Orlando and went to the Orlando Classic every year and I fell in love with the marching 100.

 Image Courtesy of Marching Sport

Proud, Strong, and Confident Children enjoying Orlando – Image Courtesy of Soul of America


What professors at Florida A&M University left 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?

The professor that truly had the largest impact on me was Dr. Collins because she kept pushing entrepreneurship on me during college.

The Honorable and Highly Respected Dr. Collins – Image Courtesy of the FAMU School of Business and Industry

To this day she still pushes me though we are not talking to each other on the weekly basis.


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

My experience at Florida A&M University was a blessing for me. It turned a shy geeky student into a entrepreneur who is constantly trying to meet others.


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

Usually my room but if it was cold the set was definitely the place.


What were the best restaurants on and near campus? Which dishes did you enjoy the most?

My favorite restaurant near campus was Hobbit Hoagies when they would have 45 cent wings on Thursday and Sunday.


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



Who was your College crush?

A young cute lady who was in the same major with me.


How did you overcome your nervousness about going to college?

The FAMU atmosphere as a freshman would basically drag me out of my room. It was more of a sink or swim method and I started swimming.


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

I majored in Business because the business world excited me and it was very competitive.


What was your proudest moment @ Florida A&M University?

My proudest moment was winning the Innovation Business Plan Competition. Me and my team constructed a business plan within 2 weeks and won 1st place.


What did you pledge? And why? And if not, why not?

I did not pledge because I never saw that it was for me.


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

From freshman to senior year I took part and held positions in FAMU Entrepreneurship Club, NAACP, NABA, Student Coalition, and the Orange County Club.

The FAMU NAACP staging a protest at the Capitol Building in Tallahassee

How many “firsts” did you have at college ? What were they? (e.g. first road trip, first job interview, first love, first “F or A”, etc.)

My first were first spring break, first road trip, first love, and first speech.


When and how did you discover your passion in life?

I discovered my passion (presenting) my sophomore year during a presentation during a convention for a competition.


Whats your take on life (in the philosophical sense)?

You only have one life to live so make it count.


If you could only speak two sentences to the youth coming after you what would you say?

Don’t let anyone tell you cannot do something because you are too young.


Nubian King Andre, you really said a lot when you spoke of your maturation while attending FAMU. You are the epitome of what college is supposed to do or does for most people – college creates an atmosphere where people can experience the world without all of the responsibilities and dire situations. We are truly honored that you decided to spend time with us and we look forward to connecting later in the future. Much respect and Honour.


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