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Dexter Mullins, North Carolina A & T State University- c/o 2010, Journalism & Mass Communications

Dexter Mullins, North Carolina A & T State University- c/o 2010, Journalism & Mass Communications

Name : Dexter Mullins

HBCU : North Carolina A & T State University

Graduation Year : 2010

Major : Journalism & Mass Communications

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

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Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*

I majored in Journalism and Mass Communications, because I’ve wanted to be a journalist since I was 14. I found an HBCU with a fully accredited program, a great legacy and good people. It was a no brainer.

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

My experience at A&T is unique. I tell everyone that college is exactly what you make of it, no matter where you go and if you want to give your university 100 percent, it will give itself unto you. I came to A&T and immediately felt as if a friend had taken me in. A lot of times, I think people go to college based on what they think the name of the school will do for them, without actually thinking about how little the school may care. What’s the point in going to a Yale or a Harvard if the professors will never actually learn your name, and you won’t have any resources to turn to if you are in a tough spot?

Because of how great my university made me feel, I felt the responsibility to get involved, give back and help to further the legacy of my institution. I didn’t even know all of the civil rights history of A&T until I actually started attending. From the beginning of my experience in August of 2006, to graduation on May 8, 2010, I was cultivated and groomed into the person I am. I got in touch with my heritage, gained a new appreciation for my black history and black culture, and lobbied for the rights of my people. I think every black student should go to an HBCU, so they can truly grow. I had the choice to go to 15 other institutions, but I chose to go to A&T and I’ve never regretted that decision.

But no matter who you talk to here on campus, there is no experience like Aggie Homecoming {Greatest Homecoming on Earth}. It feels like the entire east coast rides into Greensboro for the week. Nothing but memories to last you a lifetime.

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"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*

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

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