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Joseph Beard, Jackson State University- c/o 2013, History

Joseph Beard, proud graduate of Jackson State University (Class of 2001) | Image Credit: Joseph Beard

Name : Joseph Beard

HBCU : Jackson State University

Graduation Year : 2013

Major : History

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

St. Louis, MO. My father went to Jackson State, my mother to Spelman College. My maternal grandfather went to North Carolina A&T and my maternal grandmother went to Bennett.

Joseph Beard suited up playing for the “Sonic Boom” | Image Credit: Joseph Beard
Joseph Beard suited up playing for the “Sonic Boom” | Image Credit: Joseph Beard
2

Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*

Family tradition, and I am a BandHead so I was going to march in one of the marching bands.

3

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

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Joseph Beard, proud graduate of Jackson State University (Class of 2001) | Image Credit: Joseph Beard
Joseph Beard, proud graduate of Jackson State University (Class of 2001) | Image Credit: Joseph Beard
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"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*

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5

Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*

Dr. Denoral Davis and he flunked me. I missed too many days in one of his classes and he flunked me. I tried to plead my case and he held to his guns. It was the way he did it, not in a bad way and I saw that he wanted me to do well but he could not give me anything. It made me want to make it right with him.

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What sports do/did you play at your HBCU? What positions?

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What sports and/or extra curricular activities did you do in High School? And why?

Track, Basketball, Band, community service. Track because my friends were into it and I won the state triple jump my senior year.

9

College crush?

One girl in the J Settes, and one girl who was a Delta.

10

How you heard about HBCU Interview Website?

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Your wildest moment at college?

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What is your funniest college story? (everyone has one lol)

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