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Charli Holbrook, Howard University- c/o 2011, Mass Communications

Charli  Holbrook, Howard University- c/o 2011, Mass Communications

Name : Charli Holbrook

HBCU : Howard University

Graduation Year : 2011

Major : Mass Communications


Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*


Charli  Holbrook, Howard University- c/o 2011, Mass Communications

Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*



What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*

Well to be able to take classes under Professor Haile Gerima at Howard U is a privilege and honor. Google him. His name is all over the internet from doing so many things regarding the film industry. He is one of the black young UCLA filmmakers that started the Black Independent Cinema Movement in the 1970’s, along with Julie Dash and my fellow Mississippian, Charles Barnett.


"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?*

At Jackson State, a professor in my department (Mass Communications) by the name of Professor Monica Wynn. She really pushed me. Through research, through projects, through getting into graduate school. She really taught me a lot. At Howard, Professor Haile Gerima and Professor Alonzo Crawford. They are amazing instructors. I’ve learned to get creative outside of the box by their lectures.


Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?

At JSU — While I was there, there was a Subway on campus. Nearby there is a Wingstop, McDonalds, Wendys, Taco Bell — junk. There was this place in our old student union that had pretty good wings. Things have changed now. I think they have a Pizza Hut or something. Haha and the New Student Union has tasty food. At Howard there are a couple good places in Blackburn, but I seldom make it over there. There is a Subway, Potbelly, McDonalds, and some independent places. I’m mostly found at Subway and Potbelly though. I love a good salad.


College crush?

I’m currently dating my boyfriend, Jonathan Gibson whom I met while attending Jackson State. I still have a crush on him.


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