Joshua Laws, North Carolina A & T State University- c/o 2012, Liberal
Name : Joshua Laws
HBCU : North Carolina A & T State University
Graduation Year : 2012
Major : Liberal
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I’m from Charlotte, North Carolina and I was introduced to the greatness of HBCUs the first time I went to Battle of the Bands at Memorial Stadium with A&T, SCSU, and a few others.
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I actually transferred from a PWI and it was the best decision of my life. My experience at a PWI allowed me to get a glimpse of both sides of the spectrum. The biggest thing that attracted me to an HBCU North Carolina A&T in particular, was the family atmosphere.
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
The story of my HBCU experience: As a transfer student I simply wanted to go to A&T, get my degree and get on with my life. After my first semester my mindset changed completely and I yearned to become apart of everything that I could.
"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?*
If I had to choose one professor in particular (which is very difficult due to the multitude of professors that have made an impact on my life), it would have to be Dr. T. Quaye. She teaches various time periods of History, but African American History would be my favorite
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
To us students, any restaurant that delivers food is the best as well as the multiple options on Summit Avenue about 5 minutes from campus.
North Carolina A & T State University
Under Graduates: 9,203
Post Graduates: 1,522 (Post Grad) / 253 (Doctoral)
- Athletics: North Carolina A & T State University is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and offers Basketball, Baseball, Bowling, Golf, Cross Country, Football, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball.
- Notable Alumni: Ronald McNair - 1971 - Physicist and NASA astronaut; died during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L** Patrick Cannon - 1991 - Former Democratic Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina** Poon Chi-fai - Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and Kwun Tong District Board** David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, and Randolph Blackwell - 1963 - Civil rights activist and member of the Greensboro Four/A&T Four; staged a sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter in downtown Greensboro on February 1, 1960** Jesse Jackson Sr. - 1964 - Civil rights activist; Baptist minister; candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination (1984 and 1988); shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia (1991-1997); founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/Push Coalition** Joe Dudley - 1962 - Businessman and hair care entrepreneur; founder, president and CEO of Dudley Products Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of hair and skin care products for the African American community** Janice Bryant Howroyd - Entrepreneur; Founder and CEO of ACT-1 Group** Taraji P. Henson - Transferred to Howard University - Actress** Terrence J - 2004 - Actor and television personality; host of BET's 106 & Park; co-anchor of E! News** Warren Ballentine - Motivational speaker, attorney, political activist, and radio talk show host** Dwaine Board - 1979 - Former NFL player and coach; played for the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints (1979-1988); four-time Super Bowl champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII and XXIX)**
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