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Dominique Hinton, University of Maryland Eastern Shore- c/o 2016, Biology & Chemistry

This is me at a BME: Night at the Oscars Fashion Show. BME stands for Bazaars Model Entertainment and they are the (University of) Maryland Eastern shore’s resident modeling team.”| Image Credit: Dominique Hinton

Name : Dominique Hinton

HBCU : University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Graduation Year : 2016

Major : Biology & Chemistry

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

I am from Glenn Dale, Maryland. My family introduced me to the concept of HBCUs.

Dominique  Hinton, University of Maryland Eastern Shore- c/o 2016, Biology & Chemistry
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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.

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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.

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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?*

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.

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What sports do/did you play at your HBCU? What positions?

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What sports and/or extra curricular activities did you do in High School? And why?

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Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?

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College crush?

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Who invited you to interview with us?

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Your wildest moment at college?

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What is your funniest college story? (everyone has one lol)

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