Kimberly Nettles, Florida A & M University- c/o 2013, Pharmacy
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I am Dr. Kimberly Nettles, a graduate of Florida A&M University. I was introduced to HBCU's through researching my family's collegiate history.
Dr. Kimberly Nettles | Photo Credit: Dr. Nettles
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
Choosing FAMU gave me more than a degree; I received an experience.
As a young adult, there are many crucial decisions that are made during your college years, and attending an HBCU gave me a sense of family and comfort.
I felt that my fellow classmates and colleagues genuinely wanted to see me succeed, and I learned life lessons that were invaluable.
Dr. Nettles Natural Beauty - Your Prescription for Health and Beauty. | Photo Credit: Dr. Nettles
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
I earned my Doctorate of Pharmacy as well as my Letters (Delta Sigma Theta) from FAMU.
As a result I was able to have a life long network of fellow alumni and sorors as well as mentors and mentees.
While I was enrolled, my family business Dr.Nettles Beauty also began, and I was able to build a thriving company that offers holistic and natural beauty products.
"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*
My first FAMU homecoming was one to remember.
From the World Famous Marching 100, to the vendors, to the greek events, it's such a joyous occasion, and an amazing opportunity to see the past, present, and future students of the school all at the same time.
Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*
My pharmacy professors served as vessels of knowledge and life lessons.
They were highly educated, professional, and sincerely cared about their students making a difference in the world.
Florida A & M University
- Athletics: Florida A&M University is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and participates in NCAA Division I-AA. FAMU offers men's sports in baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming, tennis and track and field. It offers women's sports in basketball, bowling, softball, swimming, wrestling, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
- Notable Alumni: Wilbert Bryant - Former Secretary of Education of Virginia** Raymond A. Brown - Attorney whose clients included Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur, boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and "Dr. X" physician Mario Jascalevich  Arthur R. Collins - 1982 - Founding partner of the Collins Johnson group, a strategy, policy and communications firm established in 2011** John W. Thompson - 1971 - Chairman and former President and CEO, Symantec Corporation; former VP IBM; part owner of the Golden State Warriors** Corrine Brown - 1969 - Current U.S. Congresswoman Andrew Gillum - Current Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida Alcee L. Hastings - Current U.S. Congressman Mia L. Jones - 1991 - Current member of the Florida House of Representatives Gwendolyn M. Miller - Chairwoman of the City Council in Tampa, Florida, District 1 David Scott - Current U.S. Representative from Georgia's 13th congressional district John W. Williams - Current Inspector General of the South Florida Water Management District Althea Gibson - Tennis player Daniel Sunjata - Actor, Broadway actor Gregory Anderson - Film producer (Tri-Destined Studios) Rob Hardy - Film producer (Rainforest Productions) T'Keyah Crystal Keymah - Actress Pam Oliver - Sports anchor William Packer - Film producer (Rainforest Productions) Angela Pitts - Contestant on Flavor of Love 3 and winner of I Love Money 2 Angela Robinson - Actress Anika Noni Rose - Tony Award-winning actress Peyton Alex Smith - Actor Common - attended - Music Artist K.Michelle - R&B singer Tyrese Gibson - attended - Singer, actor, author and producer stic.man - Member of hip-hop group Dead Prez M-1 - Member of hip-hop group Dead Prez Bernard Kinsey - Owner of one of the largest African-American art collections
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