Dominique Hinton, University of Maryland Eastern Shore- c/o 2016, Biology & Chemistry
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I am from Glenn Dale, Maryland. My family introduced me to the concept of HBCUs.
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I always wanted to go to an HBCU but what really solidfied me in chosing a HBCU was wanting to feel connected and understood. I attended a private,Christian, and predominantly white high school.
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
When I first came to Maryland Eastern Shore I didn’t exactly fit in. I was a little shy and completely out of my element. I had only gone to all private schools so they were small and it was easy to meet everyone.
Maryland Eastern was the biggest school I had attended. Everyone had different goals and mind sets. At first, I thought I had made a mistake attending and that I should just go back home and attend University of Maryland College Park. Then I convinced myself to stay for at least 2 semesters.
I finally got up enough courage to go out and start meeting people. I met wonderful friend who I am still friends with and they push me to do great things. On the academic side, I feel pushed and that is a good thing.
I do not just want to breeze through school I want to be challenged so I can achieve things that are beyond my limits.
"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?*
Dr.Okpozo was my human anatomy instructor. She helped push me in class and show not to just settle for grades. That I should strive for the best I could possibly do.
What sports do/did you play at your HBCU? What positions?
What sports and/or extra curricular activities did you do in High School? And why?
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
Who invited you to interview with us?
Your wildest moment at college?
What is your funniest college story? (everyone has one lol)
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Under Graduates: 3,278
Post Graduates: 628
- Athletics: The University of Maryland Eastern Shore competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Eastern College Athletic Conference. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers men and women's basketball, cross country, indoor track, outdoor track, and tennis; women's sports include bowling, softball, and volleyball; men's sports include baseball and golf.
- Notable Alumni: David Banner (Lavell Crump) - Rapper, studied Master of Education** Clarence Clemons - Professional saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band**
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