06th Jun2016

Lauren Jackson – Howard University ’10

by Staff

“Dr. Ovetta Harris was a big influence on my academic success. She encouraged me in my studies and was like a mother to me.”

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“Deep down I always wanted to attend Howard.” | Image Credit: Lauren Jackson

Name
Lauren Jackson

Your HBCU?
Howard University

Graduation Year?
2010

Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?

I’m a Long Island native. Almost everyone in my family graduated from a HBCU.

Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?

Initially, I attended Long Island university for undergrad and had a diverse experience. Deep down I always wanted to attend Howard. An opportunity presented itself when I was accepted into the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program.

Major? Why did you choose it?

I chose Communication Sciences and Disorders after an internship where I had the pleasure of working with a Speech Language Pathologist at a Day Habilitation Center. I saw how my colleague completely turned around the communication skills of the residents and was inspired.

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

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Proud HBCU Alum, Lauren Jackson of the GREAT Howard University, Class of 2010|Image Credit: Lauren Jackson

I went from being an immature young lady who was aware of my culture to being an educated woman with a greater understanding of where my ancestors came from. It seemed as though learning about Gullah culture was a part of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program.

I appreciated learning about how cultural differences impact how we communicate as well as its impact on differentiating disorders from differences.

“First time” experiences at Howard University?

My first “Fish Fry” was at Howard. Loved it!

Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?

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Associate Professor, Dr. Overtta Harris of Howard University|Image Credit: Communications.Howard.edu

Dr. Ovetta Harris was a big influence on my academic success. She encouraged me in my studies and was like a mother to me.

Questions about Howard? Or being a Communication Sciences and Disorders Major? Respectfully Contact Lauren!

Email = artofspeaking109@gmail.com

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30th Mar2016

Jamia Robinson – Morgan State University – 2010

by Staff

Instagram Legend (@shefittho) and Proud Morgan State University Alumnus, Jamia Robinson speaks on her HBCU Experience and How it all came to be!!

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Jamia Robinson of Morgan State University, Class of 2010 | Image Credit: Jamia Robinson

Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?

I am from Kennesaw GA. I was introduced to HBCU by my track coach.

Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?

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Proud MSU Alum Jamia Robinson | Image Credit: Jamia Robinson

I actually attended two other colleges before I chose MSU. When I went for a visit there before finishing up my sophomore year at CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE, I fell in love. It was different. The people were intelligent. Their mind set displayed characteristics of individuals I wanted to be around.

Major? Why did you choose it?

My major was telecommunications. Concentration in television production. I chose it because it had always been a passion of mine.

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

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Jamia Robinson looking ready to go in her workout gear! Check out that bicep! | Image Credit: Jamia Robinson

Well I kept busy. I was a college track athlete. I took 20hrs+ every semester except my last. I would say I was very focused because I had a lot on my plate and failure was not an option.

“First time” experiences at your HBCU?

I was in culture shock. I wasn’t used to seeing so many people that looked like me. I felt like I actually fit in for once.

Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?

Professor Eric Dodson. Amazing man. Great professor. He really taught us how to think. My mind was constantly challenged. To this day I will see a Facebook post or something of his and I will analyze it. Nothing he ever says is what it appears. There is always deeper meanings to everything. Critical thinking.

Questions about Morgan State? Ask Jamia!

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Insta: @shefittho

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18th Nov2013

Adriane Hill – Morris College ’10

by Staff

Adriane Hill, a proud HBCU graduate of Morris College (c/o ’10) takes us on a journey of her experience, her major and much, much more. Take heed!

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Adriane Hill, a proud HBCU graduate of Morris College (c/o ’10) | Image Credit: Adriane Hill

Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?

Because I didn’t like a classroom full of people

Where are you from? When you were younger who introduced you to the greatness that is HBCUs?

I’m from Manning, SC. I used to go to the Christmas tournaments there.

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

When they came to my high school. They had my major, Early Childhood. And there was a friendly atmosphere

Which professors at Morris College left the most impression upon your academic and personal life?What did they do that continues to mean so much to you to this day?

Dr. David and Mrs. Roy (Morris College Professor Directory)

What did they do that continues to mean so much to you to this day?

I’m a very shy person and they got me to talk in front of the class. It was something to experience being away from home.

What is the story of your “HBCU experience” at Morris College ?

I enjoy it, it gave you the responsibility of being an adult.

How did your HBCU prepare you for a diverse workplace?

Actually I didn’t graduate but I did do work experience there at a school in Sumter

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

Early Childhood…..I have a heart and passion for kids

How did you overcome your nervousness that first year?

Being around people I knew.

What were the chants heard most often at sporting events?

Can’t remember

What were the best restaurants on and near campus? Favorite dishes?

The student center

Who was your college crush?

Issac W

Where were the spots to go to if you wanted to cuddle?

Under the zbo

How were you positively active on your college campus? What about in high school?

Not very active but in high school step team and chorus.

What advice would you give high school students filling out college applications for the first time?

Start thinking about where you want to go in the eleventh grade and don’t wait ’til the last minute

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

I would tell them to follow their dreams. Also don’t let no one tell you that you can’t make it.

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“Start thinking about where you want to go in the eleventh grade and don’t wait ’til the last minute” – Adriane Hill | Image Credit: Adriane Hill

Questions about completing your college application? About Morris College? Respectfully contact Adriane!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adrihill

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01st Jul2013

LeTavious Brown – Morris College ’10

by Staff

Published Author, Future Husband, and Genius in the Veterinary Science field, LeTavious Brown, gives us insight into his HBCU Experience at “MoCo” or Morris College, how he first learned about HBCUs, Top professors at “MoCo” and much more.

Where are you from? How did you first hear about HBCUs?

I was born and raised in Conway, South Carolina. I first heard about Morris College when we had a college workshop day at my high school. I expressed an interest in obtaining a degree in Biology so I could go on to Vet school and I was introduced to Dr. Maggie Glover, former Senator turned HBCU-UP director.

What made you choose an HBCU over a pwi?

I choose it (HBCU over a pwi) because of the promise of a family bond that wouldn’t be broken and the fact that I wouldn’t become a number lost in the masses of students. To this day that promise hasn’t been broken.

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

I decided to become a student once I weighed my options and Morris or MoCo as we call it seemed more like a good place to be.

What professors at Morris College 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?

Dr. Radman Ali, the director of the science division left an impression on me because he was bound and determined to push us to the next level and he did so.

Dr. Maggie Glover is the most amazing woman on campus because she was a second mother to me and I wouldn’t have made it without her.

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

It’s been around for a century helping young men and woman move on to a greater stage in life with a staff that is here to help, and when I got there in 2006 it was no different. Everyone there was willing to point us young men and women in the right direction.

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Students learning about Morris College from a “MoCo” rep | Image Credit: morris.edu

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

Well my favorite spot was parked right in front of the Wilson Booker Science building. We weren’t allowed to have too much PDA on our little christian campus but we still got it in. Now I’m engaged to my fiancee Devin Vestal, still engaging in PDA.

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Wilson-Booker Science Building on the Morris College Campus | Image Credit: morris.edu

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

The best restaurant was an asian cuisine joint called Teriyaki Wok. They gave you so much food for so little money. The other favorite spot was Murray’s they had the best donuts on Earth. Forget Krispy Kreme, and Dunkin Donuts, Murray’s had them beat

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Delicious Donuts from Murray’s | Image Credit: Mike G./Yelp

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

I didn’t really attend enough sporting events to know sadly.

Who was your College crush?

I spent my time in the science labs until I was blindsided by Devin Vestal one day my senior year. Now we’re engaged to be married on March 8, 2014. I love her more than anything on this earth.

How did you overcome your nervousness about going to college?

I took a step, took a breath, and realized this is the first step to the rest of my life. I had to make it a good one.

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

My major was Biology I chose it because I love science and science always seemed easy to me.

What was your proudest moment @ Morris College?

My proudest moment was probably scoring the highest score in the school, that semester, on our senior exit exams.

What was your saddest moment @ Morris College?

The saddest moment at our school is learning of one of our classmates death from a disease to the spinal cord.

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

I pledged Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity inc. Why because its the first and greatest! Really, I did because my sister pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. when I was very young and the Alphas she hung out with mentored me and taught me a lot. I wanted to pay it forward to the next generation.

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

Through my fraternity I participated in the Headstart programs and helped, play with, feed, or teach young kids. I enjoyed every moment of it.

Where was the “yard” located?

Pretty much every where, but primarily by our Greek wall near the cafeteria.

What and where were the historical places on campus?

Our church and greek wall.

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

No Ghost stories, but we were all kind of paranoid about the presidents house which was right behind the campus. We all swore he was watching us at night.

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.)

The only first I could remember is my first time setting something on fire in the lab. It was an accident, but funny.


If you could speak to those family members that have risen but that live forever through you, what words would you speak?

I’ve come this far, and I’m going a lot farther. All thanks to your guidance. Thank you and I love you.

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

Never let someone deviate you from your dream’s path. Always work hard to achieve it, because no work equals no success.

What situation in your life made you feel like you had arrived into manhood?

Honestly, making that logical decision between buying a new game, or food to sustain life. Life is far more important, once you cross that threshold you’re a man.

When and how did you discover your passion in life?

My passion in life for Veterinary science came from always having a pet and wanting to keep it safe and happy. My passion for writing came from being bored and wanting to make my own stories, eventually leading me to writing my own book titled Sacred Swords which is available now.

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Sacred Swords is available now! Go purchase a copy! | Image Credit: LeTavious Brown

What sports and/or extra curricular activities did you do in High School? And why?

I didn’t play a sport actually.

How do you deal with racism if you encounter it?

I dealt with racism simply by not letting a slur or derogatory stick to me. I was not, am not, nor will I ever be any one thing that someone has called me out of anger or ignorance.

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

You have to do work, to obtain success. You have to believe in yourself for someone to believe in you. You have to trust someone for them to trust you. Basically you have to give a bit of your soul, to get a better standing for your soul.

We thank you Mr. Brown for taking the time to enlighten us all to the greatness to be found at Morris College. We wish you all the best in your present and future endeavours!

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24th Dec2011

Melvin Bridges Junior – Alabama State University

by Staff

Class Of 2010

Major: Mathematics Major

Personal Contacts:

 

 

Melvins’ Company Information: Coming 1st quarter 2012

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The Mighty and Elegant Bibb Graves Hall on Alabama States’ Campus

How did you decide to become a student at Alabama State University?

I was born in Wisconsin and the only thing we saw HBCU related was “Drum Line.” It was not until a local organization sponsored a Black college tour that reached out to youth to make us aware of these institutions.

I chose Alabama State University, (where we like to call it myASU), because of its rich tradition in producing educators, affordable tuition as I received a full-ride from there and not at the PWIs (predominantly White Institution) I applied to, and I had known a few people attending there as well.

What professors at Alabama State 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?

All of the math department professors! I have a special affinity towards Dr. Pettis, Dr. Prevo, Dr. Maryland and the late, Mr. Stallworth.

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Dr. Carl Pettis

All of these individuals were perfect examples of what I could become in the academia of Mathematics. It was their personal stories of how growing up black and poor did not stop them from their dreams and capabilities. Their life story powered my confidence and showed me a realistic and personal example of what I could become.

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

My “experience” at myASU( Alabama State University) would sum up to two words; exciting(shock) and loving.

Let me explain: Coming from an urban school district in the Midwest, there are not a majority of black high school students who are excelling academically or believing in education; there seem to be only a select few. I was one of the select few and I was always placed in college-level courses with my white counterparts. The experience in the college-prep courses were great but it had its downfalls socially. I was in class with white middle to upper class students who I could not relate with by any means.

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Positive Reflection of Self is very important. Never underestimate its value. – Image Credit: Revolutionary Frontlines

However at the HBCU, in most of my classes, i could relate to the students and the professor. We came from similar homes, we were first generation college students, we listened to the same music, we watched the same tv shows and better yet, we were both Black with goals to become someone better through education. That experience was at first a CULTURE SHOCK, because I never experience so many Blacks yearning for knowledge and uplift. Quickly, transformed into a LOVING and unforgettable experience.

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

Lol. The campus apartments or upperclassman residence halls. However recently, myASU has renovated and built new residence halls and they all have suite style rooms with personal bathrooms. Thus, students have more freedom to have guests over and visitations of some sort.

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

I think Fried Chicken went down on Wednesdays! My Sophomore year, myASU opened a new dining hall. The dining hall offered more and at times they would have steak or a various selection of chicken wings like BBQ, sweet and sour, lemon pepper, hot, mild you name it, they had it. The lines those days were hectic. Matter of fact I used to get text messages saying, “get to the “caf” right now!”

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High Schoolers touring the student union; Image Credit: shestheebomb.com

Spring 2012 myASU is opening a brand new student center with fast food restaurants. Do NOT quote me but I believe McDonalds, Taco Bell and Chic-Fila will be nestled inside the new student center. This will give students more options to eat and will help with long lines.

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

A-For A-la-bama S.T.A.T.E U-Ni-ver-sity A S U!!!

AS AS AS AS U! wooooo woooo woooooooo

And the BAND WILL “GO IN”—- I always looked forward to seeing the band. Might Marching Hornets!

Who was your College crush?

Ha!

Someone who I consider a friend today.
She and I had similar aspirations and had a lot of things in common. <——I will stop right there.

How did you overcome your nervousness about going to college?

Well I was not nervous about it. I was really excited and once I arrived and saw all the Black people, I looked at my family and said “this is where I belong!”

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

Mathematics – It took me a year to choose my major but I chose it because of a low 200 , math course I was taking freshman year. The content was very easy for me but some of my colleagues were struggling so I helped. I formed study groups and reached out. Also, myASU is known for producing the high number MOST Black teachers in the world amongst colleges, so teaching Math became my love and today, teach math in Indianapolis, IN.

What was your proudest moment @ Alabama State University?

Representing the university at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute in New York City. I salute TMCF and all they do.

That trip opened so many doors intellectually for me and I loved representing myASU as scholar and leader during that time.

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Also, attending Magic City Classics, whether we won or lost. Magic City Classics is the most attended HBCU Classic and it is an AMAZING atmosphere.

What was your saddest moment @ Alabama State University?

Saddest Moment—- Alpha Week 2010. I spent so much time planning and preparing for that week. It was my last Alpha week with my college chapter and it ended great as we won the a huge step show, the Statewide step show the last day of the week.

Later that night at the party, my emotions ran high as I realized this was my last few weeks here at myASU with my friends, fraternity brothers, and new family that I have grown with for the last 4 years. Hence, the tears started coming down.

The PHIRST and the PHINEST—
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Beta Upsilon (Betaoop) Chapter Charter
April 21 1936

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

Wow, I remember a mentor from Wisconsin telling me if you pledge please pledge Alpha or Que. He had a thing against the others I guess. Nonetheless Alpha Phi Alpha has rich history at myASU.

The school colors are black and gold (many historians believe this exist because many former presidents of Alabama State University were Alpha Men.

On campus there are more buildings are named after Alpha Men than any other fraternity.

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Levi Watkins Learning Center

Levi Watkins Learning Center (Library)
CJ Dunn Towers (Residence Hall)
Dunn-Oliver Acadome (BBall/Sports Arena)
M.L.K Jr. Hall (Residence Hall)
William H. Council Hall (admin building)
LockHart Gymnasium
John Garrick Hardy Student Union
Sam Waltin Aquatics Center

Other Factors in my decision:

SGA – Student Government Association

During my four years at myASU 3 of the 4 SGA terms were lead by ALPHA MEN as SGA presidents.

Also let me not forget the fraternities history, mission and programs; they were all in my liking as well.

Finally, the bruhs run the yard! AAAAAPPPHIII 06!

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

Well, like mentioned above my fraternity took up much of my time as I served as president and director of educational activities, but I was also involved in a dynamic research program and a university ambassador.

The HBCU-UP program sponsored by the National Science Foundation kept me busy with the mentor professor. I studied fuzzy theory and had the opportunity to attend conferences to present my research. Furthermore, I attended Auburn University for a summer to study with professors in Industrial and Systems engineering through the HBCU-UP program.

I also served as a Residential Assistant and a Golden Ambassador.
Golden Ambassadors – work from the president’s office and we had a voice in some decision making such as the new student union (which opens Spring 2012) and other new buildings and programs.

Where was the “yard” located?

The YARD is the CAMPUS but specifically some people at myASU might say the center of campus in the yard, everything in 30-40 feet diameter of the the equinox in all directions.

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The Equinox at the center of the Alabama State Campus

What and where were the historical places on campus?

Council Hall – At the genesis of the Civil Rights Movement on the same night Rosa Park was arrested, an ASU English professor JoAnn Robinson and John Cannon, chairman of the Business Department at Alabama State, mimeographed and distributed approximately 52,500 leaflets calling for a boycott of the buses.

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Council Hall the old Education Building

THE ALPHA HOUSE – The only BGLO house on Campus.

This house was home of some of the first faculty members and graduates of State Teachers College (now Alabama State University) when the school moved from Marion to Montgomery.

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Marshall J. Moore House

The house sits at the entrance of campus, across from the theater arts building. The house is registered as a state of Alabama landmark at the state’s historical commission.

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

Although, I do not know all the details, I hear that Bibb Graves Hall (Girls residence hall) and maybe the B.A (Business Administration Building is haunted.

 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.)

There were several “firsts”–lol. Most of my “firsts” were road trips. I went to New York, Florida Beaches, Charlotte, New Orleans and Washington D.C. These trips were results of my experience at myASU.

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World Trade Center Memorial; Image Credit: Soul of America

I even attended the Inauguration of Barack Obama because I met a fellow HBCU student of Howard University at a conference that myASU approved me to go on.

If you could speak to those family members that have risen but that live forever through you, what words would you speak?

In terms of HBCUs, I would tell them that  it was the best thing that happened to me. I encourage all students and especially Black students who are first generation college students, come from the “hood”, have inadequate resources, and perform better with smaller classroom sizes to attend a HBCU.

When and how did you discover your passion in life?

Praying and meditating. It took the entire first year of college.

What’s your take on life (in the philosophical sense)?

Simple: Life is what you make of it. Its all about motivation. If you can find some activities and thoughts that keeps your fire burning for knowledge and self improvement, then no one can stop you. You will have the power of motivation to do any and everything.

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

Do not give up on education as it will help you grow.
Do not forget where you come from.

What situation in your life made you feel like you had arrived into manhood?

Graduating from college. That is when true responsibility came. A lot of graduates I know mention, “Geesh, I miss the college days, those were the days when we had less worries about living arrangements and BILLS!” lol

When and how did you discover your passion in life?

High School

What sports and/or extra curricular activities did you do in High School? And why?

In High school I served as

President of a Diversity Club called AHANA African Americans, Hispanic, Asian Native American

MJ the DJ Ent. (Founder) — I planned house parties, and parties at halls. I also helped plan community talent shows at my high school and at the neighborhood center

President- Teen Achievers (YMCA)

Founder – Youth against Violence

How do you deal with racism if you encounter it?

I am calm, but I also make my point to the person who I felt offended my culture and race. I throw an open ended question for them to think about their actions. I also ask them to justify their reasoning behind their actions to try to get some understanding.

Nubian King Melvin Bridges, Junior we thank you for dedicating all of your afternoon to bless the youth with your HBCU Experience and share how Alabama State University exposed you to so much more of the world. Many thanks as well to your family for allowing you to attend the HBCU College Tour, seeing a reflection of self in a positive environment does wonders for the spirit and so much more.

 

 

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16th Oct2011

Jerrica Oliver – Howard University

by Staff

“… I choose a school that stands on a very strong legacy! Howard University is the first HBCU and remains to educate some of the best African Americans while staying true to our history.

C/O 2010

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

My mother always told me in order to be the best you must surround yourself with great people, So I choose a school that stands on a very strong legacy! Howard University is the first HBCU and remains to educate some of the best African Americans while staying true to our history.

 

 

What professors at Howard 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??

Dr. Jules Harrell, my intro to psychology professor. He became my advisor ensuring that I receive the best college experience while maintain great academic status. To this day he fills me with encouraging words to make sure I continue my education until I become Dr. Jerrica Oliver.

Dr. Jules Harrell (on your right)
Honorable Dr. Jules Harrell guiding a student – Image Courtesy of Howard University
 

 

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

Howard is located in the Nations Capital and I happen to be in the District of Columbia when the First Black President was elected. The feeling on Campus was one of accomplishment and drive. At that moment most Howard students understood why they choose an HBCU and what they had to do for our community.


Can you feel the energy and the love?
 

 

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

The Valley, Downtown DC, any of the monuments.


A Panoramic View of the Valley courtesy of christiansoldier92 Looks nice!!
 

We can only imagine all of the great restaurants and shopping opps. to be found in Downtown DC – video courtesy of Cosmophotography
 

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

Ho Chi – 3 wings and fries with Mumbo Sauce on everything Ohhs & Ahhs– Fried chicken rice and macaroni and cheese

“Ho Chi” or Howard China,
The wings are so good you will…..well you’ll see. Just watch the video courtesy of Crizlassic88

 

 

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

Howard….Howard…..Howard….Howard…..U…. THE REAL HU Bbbbbbbbbbb Iiiiiiiiii Ssssss O N GO Bison!

 

 

Who was your College crush?

I still have a crush on him lol! He was a west coast psychology major, philosophy minor Wide receiver.

 

How did you overcome your nervousness about going to college?

I was not really nervous even though I went to a new state with no friends, I was ready for what ever challenge I faced. I lucked up and my resident assistant of my floor in the dorm was from Florida and she took me under her wing! we are still the best of friends she is like my big sister.

 

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

I majored in psychology and I choose it because I love the inter-workings of the mind and why people behave they way they do.

Howard University’s Psychology Department Image courtesy of Howard University
 

What was your proudest moment @ Howard University?

The moment I was accepted to be apart of the Legacy at Howard University.

 

What was your saddest moment @ Howard University?

Walking across the stage at graduation.

Jerrica we found your name in the commencement program video courtesy of marcjdavis

 

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

Florida Club, psychology club, Andrew Rankin Chapel Liturgical dance ministry, College of Arts and Science honors, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

 


The Florida Club recruiting for car washes and other fundraising events on Twitter
 

Andrew Rankin Chapel Liturgical Dance Ministry performing, video courtesy of Kat1113kat

 

NSCS @ Howard University on Facebook informing students about internships

 

Where was the “yard” located?

The center of campus


A Panoramic View of the Yard courtesy of christiansoldier92 Looks nice!!
 

What and where were the historical places on campus?

The Entire Campus

A tour of Howard University’s main campus (Howard has another campus in Beltsville, Maryland

 

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.)

First time experiencing snow, First time understand the fast cultures of America.

 

If you could speak to those family members that have risen but that live forever through you, what words would you speak?

My great grandmother and I will tell her that we are lost without her but I will do my best to make her proud.

 

When and how did you discover your passion in life?

I discovered my passion in life when I was first introduced to the field of sport psychology.

 

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

Life is what you make it, Be bold in life never living life with fear but with Caution. You will never know how something will work out unless you try it, so be the best you that you can be!

 

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

Know who you are and do what is best for you.

 

We thank you for taking time to educate the youth and the world of the greatness of Howard University. And we know that your great-grandmother is proud with where you are right now in life. Much honor and respect Nubian Queen Jerrica Oliver, go forth in this life with strength, peace of mind, and focus.

 

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05th Sep2011

Devin L. Robertson – University of Maryland at Eastern Shore

by Staff

“My experience here was far more than just education, at UMES we were a family, now that I am an Alumni I am still a part of that family, just a Hawk that has left the nest.”

C/O DEC. 2010

Major: Biology
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How did you decide to become a student at the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore?

A few members of my family attended UMES, and I liked the fact that it was not too close to home but also not too far from home (Harford County, MD)

 

What professors at the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore 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?

Dr. Jennifer Hearne, and Dr. Jeurel Singleton left the biggest impression on me because often times I would try to give less than my best but they never settled for that, they always pushed me to my maximum potential.

 

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

My experience here was far more than just education, at UMES we were a family, now that I am an Alumni I am still a part of that family, just a Hawk that has left the nest. I think it is very important to have the support at your University that goes beyond the classroom; this is exactly what you get when you attend UMES.

 

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

The best spots to cuddle were the student apartments, because the rooms are so small and comfortable.

 

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

The best restaurants would be Hawks nest, which is the only restaurant on campus, the nest off campus restaurants would have to be popeyes and McDonalds because they accepted Hawk Cards!

 

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

HAWK PRIIIIDDDEEEEEE!……….CATCH IT!

 

Who was your College crush?

Atiyya Pennix

 

How did you overcome your nervousness about going to college?

I started off by going home every weekend, just to provide some balance, then I became involved the Student Government Association which was at that time under the administration of Ms. Akira Ali

 

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

My major was Biology, I chose this because I am going to become an obstetrician and Biology was the best route to take in order to achieve my goal.

 

What has been your proudest moment @ the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore?

My proudest moment at my HBCU was winning Mr. University of Maryland Eastern Shore

 

What was your saddest moment @ the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore?

My saddest moment at my HBCU would be departing from UMES

 

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

I didn’t pledge, it was something I thought about but just never moved forward in that area

 

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

I served as Mr. University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Mr. Sophomore, SGA, MHEC, Mentor

 

Where was the “yard” located?

The “yard” was the term for the entire campus, like if you saw someone walking to class you would say “I saw this person on the yard or that person on the yard”

 

What and where were the historical places on campus?

We had several historical buildings on campus, Tawes Gymnasium is the first that comes to mind though because its old but still has the most use, parties, games, probates, etc.

 

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

No that I know of lol

 

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.)

I failed my first class at UMES, I had my first road trip with people other than blood relatives, my first pageant, and my first time really feeling independent.

 

If you could speak to those family members that have risen but that live forever through you, what words would you speak?

Always put God first, use wisdom and follow your heart

 

When and how did you discover your passion in life?

I discovered my passion in life my Sophomore year in college, I did this by becoming involved and it is then that I realized my passion for helping people

 

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

Life is a beautiful thing, it has its ups and downs but things always work together for the good of them that love the Lord!

 

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

First and foremost, to whom much is given, much is required. My motto while campaigning for Mr. UMES was, “We all have the ability to win, the difference is how we use it” this is also directed toward our youth coming up, everyone can be destined for greatness but it’s how use those abilities, talents, and gifts that God has given you that makes the difference in life.

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