Miss Mykie, Howard University- c/o 2007, N/A
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I'm from Houston, TX. I was introduced to HBCUs in High school. I remember going to a church retreat and a woman educated all of the youth about HBCUs and her college experience.
Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I wanted to experience the culture. I paid attention to the fraternity/sorority life, the half-time football game shows, the homecomings, etc. and wanted to experience the vibe and atmosphere I was seeing.
I also chose Howard University because of how prestigious it was. Getting accepted into Howard (in my mind) was like getting accepted into Harvard. I wanted to get away from family in Texas in order to spread my wings and fly.
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
I can wholeheartedly say that my experience at Howard University helped mold me into the woman I am today. I learned fashion/style at Howard, I learned the importance of the hustle, I saw go-getters on a daily basis that helped push me to want to be greater everyday. I crossed Alpha Chapter (AKA) and was a dancer of the Howard University's Showtime Marching Band.
"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*
I got my first car (a black Toyota Corolla) and lived in my first house!
Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*
Professor Freeman. His infectious personality and loving character made each day of learning a breeze.
- Athletics: Howard University competes in the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Howard University offers Basketball, Cross Country, Bowling, Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Softball, Track and Field, and Volleyball.
- Notable Alumni: Andre Johnson - Actor on TV show Black-ish** Queen Latifah - Actress, was on the hit TV show "Living Single"** Erika Alexander - Actress, was on the hit TV show "Living Single"** Chadwick Boseman, actor** Taraji P. Henson - Oscar and Emmy-Nominated and Golden Globe Winning Actress** Elijah Cummings - United States Representative** Thurgood Marshall - United States Supreme Court Justice** Toni Morrison - Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize–winning novelist** Stan Verrett, anchor on the ESPN and ESPNEWS networks in the United States** Tom Joyner Morning Show producer Nikki Woods** United States Ambassador Andrew Young** Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia Kasim Reed** Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson** Book artist Clarissa Sligh** Shauntay Hinton, beauty pageant winner** Gus Johnson, sports broadcaster** Attorney Vernon Jordan** Television personality Ananda Lewis** Former Mayor of the District of Columbia Adrian Fenty** Actor Lance Gross** Kamala Harris, first African-American, and first Asian-American female Attorney General & US Senator from California** Television journalist Lori Stokes** Actor Ossie Davis** Former Malian prime minister and NASA engineer Cheick Modibo Diarra** David Dinkins, the first African-American mayor of New York City** Emmy Award nominated actor and star of the TV Show Black-ish Anthony Anderson** The first Nigerian president Nnamdi Azikiwe** Mayor of Newark, New Jersey Ras J. Baraka** NFL player Antoine Bethea** Civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael** Music Mogul, Sean Combs** Ben Ali, co-founder and owner of Ben's Chili Bowl, the famous restaurant in Washington, D.C.** Choreographer, actress, Producer of "A Different World" and singer Debbie Allen**
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