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Giovanni Pierre, Coppin State University- c/o 2013, Nursing

Giovanni  Pierre, Coppin State University- c/o 2013, Nursing

Name : Giovanni Pierre

HBCU : Coppin State University

Graduation Year : 2013

Major : Nursing


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

I am from Long Island, New York and I was introduced to HBCU’s from going online and it just coming to me as a surprise. The only HBCU I knew about at the time was Howard University.


Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*

I chose an HBCU over a PWI because I was surrounded my Caucasians all my life and I wanted to be around other African American people who are going for the same thing I am going for, a degree.


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

Coppin is known for producing the majority of African American nurses in the state of Maryland and it is known for it’s alumni and it being an affordable institution with wonderful education and a beautiful campus.


"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?*

I love French so the professor that gave me the most impression was my French professor, Madame Poirier. She is such a wonderful and passionate professor, she always let me know how much of a good student I am and how I will go far and I really do appreciate that. French is now my minor.


Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?

The Austin Grill is great when you don’t want to eat the cafeteria food. Everything on it is good.


College crush?

My college crush is now my boyfriend. ????


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