Jazmyne Byrd, Central State University- c/o 2009, Psychology
Name : Jazmyne Byrd
HBCU : Central State University
Graduation Year : 2009
Major : Psychology
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I was born and raised in Cincinnati,Ohio. I always wanted to attend school. I was raised in an educated family that stressed how important education is. My grandfather was the one that introduced me to HBCU’s. Although a majority of my family attended them he was an advocate.
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Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
The pride and the history behind them. The history painted this picture that no matter how much we were tested as a race,and no matter how much others challenged African-Americans we rose to the occasion and created instiutions just for us. A place were we could come and recieve an education, feel at home and make something of ourselves.
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
My story is simple. I went to school to recieve and education and instead I found who I was. I discover passions I didn’t know I had. It made who I’am.
Dr. Edison Perdomo
"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?*
Edison Perdomo and Rose Woody were the best. They pushed me and challenged me to be my best.
What sports do/did you play at your HBCU? What positions?
What sports and/or extra curricular activities did you do in High School? And why?
I was a class officer, in student council, JCG. I mainly did scholar activities.
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
Well this was an HBCU so you know they could throw down southern style. Plus the Cafe was just the place to be, to laugh and kick it.
I plead the 5th. Just know he was FINE Lol.
Central State University
- Athletics: The university competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. The university fields teams in twelve sports: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's college tennis, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, and women's volleyball. Central State is a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) in most sports, while the football team competes in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). CSU's main athletic rival is Kentucky State University.
- Notable Alumni: Elizabeth Eckford - One of Little Rock Nine** MacArthur DeShazer, Sr. - 1971 - Former White House Fellow (1984-85); Former Director, African Affairs, White House National Security Council (1993-96); Former Associate Deputy Secretary for International Labor Affairs - Department of Labor(1998 - 2001)** Hastings Kamuzu Banda - Former President of Malawi** Wayne A. Cauthen - First African American appointed as City Manager of Kansas City, MO** Clay Dixon - Former City Commissioner and Mayor of Dayton, Ohio** Arsenio Hall - 1992 - Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree** James T. Henry, Sr. - First Black mayor and City Commissioner of Xenia, Ohio** Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth - 1996 - Actress** Kedar Massenberg - Record label executive and producer** Leontyne Price - Opera singer** Teddy Seymour - First African American to sail around the world solo** Dayvon Ross - NFL Player** Jason Thomas - 9/11 Hero** Abram Wilson - California politician, former mayor of San Ramon, California** Nancy Wilson - Jazz Singer** Roland Winburn - Member of Ohio House of Representatives**
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