Jamel Vanderburg , Wilberforce University- c/o 2009, Accounting
Name : Jamel Vanderburg
HBCU : Wilberforce University
Graduation Year : 2009
Major : Accounting
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
Look at the beauty of Wilberforces’ Campus! – Image Courtesy of Black College TV
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
Image courtesy of Hello Beautiful
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
The unfortunate part of dating at an HBCU is that there are some things you go to college expecting to leave behind. Unfortunately, some things follow you, poke you, and leave their trail on you.
While I did some dating, I wasn’t too gung ho on going after every black girl that moved on the campus. To call it an experience would be an understatement. It was more of a jungle adventure.
"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?*
There wasn’t one professor that didn’t have some kind of impact on me while at Wilberforce. No matter how good or not good they were at teaching, they taught some kind of lesson at the end of the day.
- Athletics: Wilberforce University is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing as an Independent of the Association of Independent Institutions (AII). Wilberforce University offers Men's sports including basketball and cross country, while women's sports include basketball and cross country. Students also participate in the following intramural sports: basketball, softball, volleyball, flag football, and tennis.
- Notable Alumni: Ossian Sweet - African American doctor notable for self-defense in 1925 against a white mob's attempt to force him out of his Detroit neighborhood, and acquittal at trial** Theophilus Gould Steward - 1881 - U.S. Army chaplain and Buffalo Soldier** Demetrius Newton - Civil rights attorney** Bill Powell - Owner and designer of Clearview Golf Club, the first integrated golf course in America and the first owned and designed by an African American** Leontyne Price - Opera singer and first African American prima donna of the Metropolitan Opera** Leon Jordan - 1932 - Politician and civil rights activist; considered one of the most influential African Americans in the history of Kansas City, Missouri** James H. McGee - City commissioner and first African American mayor of Dayton, Ohio** John R. Fox - Recipient of the Medal of Honor** Raymond V. Haysbert - Business executive and civil rights leader** Floy Clements - First African-American woman to serve in the Illinois House of Representatives (1959-1960)** Victoria Gray Adams - Pioneering civil rights activist** Regina M. Anderson - Playwright, librarian, and member of the Harlem Renaissance** Hallie Quinn Brown - 1873 - Educator, writer and activist**
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