Georgia Dawkins, Florida A & M University- c/o 2011, Journalism & Mass Communications
Name : Georgia Dawkins
HBCU : Florida A & M University
Graduation Year : 2011
Major : Journalism & Mass Communications
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
HBCU was gathering in front of Lee Hall with the entire student body for our 2008 election party sponsored by TV One. I still get chills when I think about the tears streaming down each face.
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
FAMU is the best thing that ever happened to me. I owe every bullet point on my resume to the knowlegde and connections I acquired on the Highest of Seven Hills. My beloved alma matter help mold me into the confident young woman I am today.
"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?*
The infamous Professor Kenneth Jones. He challenged me by pushing me to my limit. I often questioned my love for journalism and my will to succeed in college. He doesn’t know it but I’ve quit at least once each semester that I had his class. He taught me that life won’t be easy and I will not always be the best but a little faith applied to my best will get me through life.
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
I loved going to the Rattler’s Nest on Friday’s for fish and grits. I also loved going to the Cafe for breakfast. The waffles were amazing but after gaining the freshmen 15 plus five, I learned to visit the Cafe and Rattler’s Nest in moderation.
I had several crushes in college. None are worth reflecting on. Trust me.
Florida A & M University
- Athletics: Florida A&M University is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and participates in NCAA Division I-AA. FAMU offers men's sports in baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming, tennis and track and field. It offers women's sports in basketball, bowling, softball, swimming, wrestling, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
- Notable Alumni: Wilbert Bryant - Former Secretary of Education of Virginia** Raymond A. Brown - Attorney whose clients included Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur, boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and "Dr. X" physician Mario Jascalevich  Arthur R. Collins - 1982 - Founding partner of the Collins Johnson group, a strategy, policy and communications firm established in 2011** John W. Thompson - 1971 - Chairman and former President and CEO, Symantec Corporation; former VP IBM; part owner of the Golden State Warriors** Corrine Brown - 1969 - Current U.S. Congresswoman Andrew Gillum - Current Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida Alcee L. Hastings - Current U.S. Congressman Mia L. Jones - 1991 - Current member of the Florida House of Representatives Gwendolyn M. Miller - Chairwoman of the City Council in Tampa, Florida, District 1 David Scott - Current U.S. Representative from Georgia's 13th congressional district John W. Williams - Current Inspector General of the South Florida Water Management District Althea Gibson - Tennis player Daniel Sunjata - Actor, Broadway actor Gregory Anderson - Film producer (Tri-Destined Studios) Rob Hardy - Film producer (Rainforest Productions) T'Keyah Crystal Keymah - Actress Pam Oliver - Sports anchor William Packer - Film producer (Rainforest Productions) Angela Pitts - Contestant on Flavor of Love 3 and winner of I Love Money 2 Angela Robinson - Actress Anika Noni Rose - Tony Award-winning actress Peyton Alex Smith - Actor Common - attended - Music Artist K.Michelle - R&B singer Tyrese Gibson - attended - Singer, actor, author and producer stic.man - Member of hip-hop group Dead Prez M-1 - Member of hip-hop group Dead Prez Bernard Kinsey - Owner of one of the largest African-American art collections
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