Desholion Curtis, Central State University- c/o 2013, Music
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I’m from the great windy city of Chicago, IL. I was introduced to HBCUs by my college & career coach in high school through an HBCU tour.
Desholion Curtis, a great mind at a great university!
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I chose an HBCU over a pwi because of the sense of family, belonging, and history of heritage that a pwi just doesn’t have.
“Pirate Week” at Central State Universit
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
My first week as a freshman, also known as ‘Pirate Week‘.
During that time we learn about our university: from the oldest building to the current university president. Learning all of that opened my eyes to how important HBCUs really were.
"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?*
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
BWW, BK, Subway, Etc. I enjoy the Cafe! lol
lol. Less than a hand full.
Central State University
- Athletics: The university competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. The university fields teams in twelve sports: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's college tennis, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, and women's volleyball. Central State is a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) in most sports, while the football team competes in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). CSU's main athletic rival is Kentucky State University.
- Notable Alumni: Elizabeth Eckford - One of Little Rock Nine** MacArthur DeShazer, Sr. - 1971 - Former White House Fellow (1984-85); Former Director, African Affairs, White House National Security Council (1993-96); Former Associate Deputy Secretary for International Labor Affairs - Department of Labor(1998 - 2001)** Hastings Kamuzu Banda - Former President of Malawi** Wayne A. Cauthen - First African American appointed as City Manager of Kansas City, MO** Clay Dixon - Former City Commissioner and Mayor of Dayton, Ohio** Arsenio Hall - 1992 - Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree** James T. Henry, Sr. - First Black mayor and City Commissioner of Xenia, Ohio** Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth - 1996 - Actress** Kedar Massenberg - Record label executive and producer** Leontyne Price - Opera singer** Teddy Seymour - First African American to sail around the world solo** Dayvon Ross - NFL Player** Jason Thomas - 9/11 Hero** Abram Wilson - California politician, former mayor of San Ramon, California** Nancy Wilson - Jazz Singer** Roland Winburn - Member of Ohio House of Representatives**
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