Emerald Johnson, Alcorn State University- c/o 2020, Biology
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
i am from Lexington, MS & i’ve always known about HBCUs & know that i would prefer to attend a HBCU rather than a PWI .
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I choose a HBCU over a PWI because I wanted to attend a school where I know the people would relate to me & work in an environment that i would feel comfortable.
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
My experience at my HBCU has been very great, as far as college life goes it’s things to do a majority of the time & classes are great as well as you just really have to maintain a focused mind and know what comes first .
"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*
My first time experience at my HBCU was GREAT . . . I had just transferred from another HBCU that was kind of depressing a bit but when I came to Alcorn it was good . . . the food was good , & the people were fairly nice !
Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*
So far, none of my professors have impacted my life in nor out of the classroom .
hmmm , I don’t have one . . . lol .
What do you feel is most beautiful about you?
my personality .
What's your take on life (in the philosophical sense)?
Well , I feel as though we go through life worried about a lot of things that won’t matter in the long run when in the end we all have to die & everything that we would have worried about would’ve been for naught so therefore i just think that in life you should go for what you want , if you get rejected so what ? do what you want and have fun doing it because after all the worst thing in life that could happen is death .
Alcorn State University
- Athletics: Alcorn State University holds membership in NCAA Division I (as a member of the SouthWestern Athletic Conference) and participates in the following sports: tennis, football, basketball, baseball, golf, cheerleading, volleyball, cross-country and track and field.
- Notable Alumni: Medgar Evers - civil rights activist - c/o 1952** Albert Butler - 1970 - Mississippi State Senator** Chandra Minor - 2008 - First African-American female orthodontist in Mississippi** Alex Haley - Author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family** Michael Clarke Duncan - (attended) - Actor** Emmanuel Arceneaux - 2009 - Current CFL and former NFL player** Iris Kyle - 10-time overall Ms. Olympia professional bodybuilder** Steve McNair - 1996 - Former professional quarterback for the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens** Ed Smith - Former alderman of the 28th ward in Chicago, Illinois from 1983 to 2010** Joseph Edison Walker - 1903 - President of Universal Life Insurance Company in Memphis, Tennessee** Adena Williams Loston - 1973 - President of St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas** Donald Driver - Former NFL player (Green Bay Packers)**
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