Angelica Washington, Florida A & M University- c/o 2013, Public Policy and Administration
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I’m from the great city of Atlanta, GA. I was probably hearing about HBCUs in the womb. We have more HBCU graduates than PWI graduates in my family.
Professor Gina Kinchlow, FAMU
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I chose an HBCU because I’ve been going to “historically black” schools my entire life (I’m talking pre-school through high school) and I couldn’t see myself not going to an HBCU.
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
My experience was awesome. I had some of the best professors/professionals in the field teaching me how to perfect my craft. I was in the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication. This school has won just about every journalism award a college could win, for print and broadcast. Not to mention, the gem that is PRodigy Public Relations Firm (on Facebook). I wouldn’t trade my experience for anyone else’s.
"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*
Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*
Like most schools, we were required to do internships just about every year. We also had to shadow professionals in our field. Those required experiences along with the high level of expectation from my professors made it easy to go to the workforce post-graduation.
What sports and/or extra curricular activities did you do in High School? And why?
I was in the art club, math club, and a few things I can’t remember. I didn’t do a lot because I figured I would save all of my energy for college.
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
O’leans. Hands down. You get a refrigerator of food on your plate for a few bucks.
Ch… Next question.
Florida A & M University
- Athletics: Florida A&M University is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and participates in NCAA Division I-AA. FAMU offers men's sports in baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming, tennis and track and field. It offers women's sports in basketball, bowling, softball, swimming, wrestling, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
- Notable Alumni: Wilbert Bryant - Former Secretary of Education of Virginia** Raymond A. Brown - Attorney whose clients included Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur, boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and "Dr. X" physician Mario Jascalevich  Arthur R. Collins - 1982 - Founding partner of the Collins Johnson group, a strategy, policy and communications firm established in 2011** John W. Thompson - 1971 - Chairman and former President and CEO, Symantec Corporation; former VP IBM; part owner of the Golden State Warriors** Corrine Brown - 1969 - Current U.S. Congresswoman Andrew Gillum - Current Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida Alcee L. Hastings - Current U.S. Congressman Mia L. Jones - 1991 - Current member of the Florida House of Representatives Gwendolyn M. Miller - Chairwoman of the City Council in Tampa, Florida, District 1 David Scott - Current U.S. Representative from Georgia's 13th congressional district John W. Williams - Current Inspector General of the South Florida Water Management District Althea Gibson - Tennis player Daniel Sunjata - Actor, Broadway actor Gregory Anderson - Film producer (Tri-Destined Studios) Rob Hardy - Film producer (Rainforest Productions) T'Keyah Crystal Keymah - Actress Pam Oliver - Sports anchor William Packer - Film producer (Rainforest Productions) Angela Pitts - Contestant on Flavor of Love 3 and winner of I Love Money 2 Angela Robinson - Actress Anika Noni Rose - Tony Award-winning actress Peyton Alex Smith - Actor Common - attended - Music Artist K.Michelle - R&B singer Tyrese Gibson - attended - Singer, actor, author and producer stic.man - Member of hip-hop group Dead Prez M-1 - Member of hip-hop group Dead Prez Bernard Kinsey - Owner of one of the largest African-American art collections
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