Monique Arrington, Wilberforce University- c/o 2013, Music
Name : Monique Arrington
HBCU : Wilberforce University
Graduation Year : 2013
Major : Music
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I first learned about HBCUs from my parents. My parents graduated from Wilberforce University in Ohio.
Dr James Arthur Williams
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I chose to attend a HBCU over a PWI honestly because I wanted to experience life like the television show “Different World
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
It hasn’t been easy, there have been a lot of ups and downs but I believe that’s what makes you a stronger and more focused person. I have met so many wonderful people whom I have grown to love.
Dr. Eugenia Shittu Dean, Arts & Sciences
"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?*
I have had several inspirational professors that have pushed me to the limits. The two most influential are Dr. Eugenia Shittu and James Arthur Williams.
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
In the town which was 15min from the campus driving there was a Burger King,Perkins, Chinese Place, McDonalds, and Lee’s Famous Recipe.
If none of those options were available we cooked in the room.
This question will not be answered…but he knows!!!
- Athletics: Wilberforce University is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing as an Independent of the Association of Independent Institutions (AII). Wilberforce University offers Men's sports including basketball and cross country, while women's sports include basketball and cross country. Students also participate in the following intramural sports: basketball, softball, volleyball, flag football, and tennis.
- Notable Alumni: Ossian Sweet - African American doctor notable for self-defense in 1925 against a white mob's attempt to force him out of his Detroit neighborhood, and acquittal at trial** Theophilus Gould Steward - 1881 - U.S. Army chaplain and Buffalo Soldier** Demetrius Newton - Civil rights attorney** Bill Powell - Owner and designer of Clearview Golf Club, the first integrated golf course in America and the first owned and designed by an African American** Leontyne Price - Opera singer and first African American prima donna of the Metropolitan Opera** Leon Jordan - 1932 - Politician and civil rights activist; considered one of the most influential African Americans in the history of Kansas City, Missouri** James H. McGee - City commissioner and first African American mayor of Dayton, Ohio** John R. Fox - Recipient of the Medal of Honor** Raymond V. Haysbert - Business executive and civil rights leader** Floy Clements - First African-American woman to serve in the Illinois House of Representatives (1959-1960)** Victoria Gray Adams - Pioneering civil rights activist** Regina M. Anderson - Playwright, librarian, and member of the Harlem Renaissance** Hallie Quinn Brown - 1873 - Educator, writer and activist**
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