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Kierra Rochelle, Grambling State University- c/o 2016, Sport Management & Becoming a Pro-Athlete

Kierra  Rochelle, Grambling State University- c/o 2016,  Sport Management & Becoming a Pro-Athlete

Name : Kierra Rochelle

HBCU : Grambling State University

Graduation Year : 2016

Major : Sport Management & Becoming a Pro-Athlete

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

Bossier City, LA. The G has always been a family thing! That Tiger Blood runs deep within my family’s veins.

Kierra Rochelle celebrating with the Grambling Tigers!!
Kierra Rochelle celebrating with the Grambling Tigers!!
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Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*

I honestly had no idea about the difference until I became a student at the G, being that I had been to predominately white schools for all of my early education years. Now that I understand more of my heritage, I value the fight that my ancestors endured to ensure that I have an education.

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

My experience at THE Grambling State University is one I hold dearly to my heart. It’s here that I am learning to accept and embrace all that I am and all that I aspire to be.

Dr. Waneene Dorsey, the Ernest Everett Just Endowed Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences (at Grambling State University), has received the grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to fund cancer research on toxicogenomics as well as the gra
Dr. Waneene Dorsey, the Ernest Everett Just Endowed Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences (at Grambling State University), has received the grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to fund cancer research on toxicogenomics as well as the gra
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"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*

N/A

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

Dr. Waneene Dorsey taught me that nothing is guaranteed or given to me if I do not put in the effort and go get it for myself! She made me understand that, to the world, I am already at a disadvantage being that I am a black woman & how important it was that I be headstrong in my education and my career. It’s not about proving them wrong, that will come. It’s about making sure I can support myself & I am accurate with my knowledge.

 

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