NaToya Dingle, South Carolina State University- c/o 2011, Psychology
Name : NaToya Dingle
HBCU : South Carolina State University
Graduation Year : 2011
Major : Psychology
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
It was an opportunity for me to be with and learn from people that looked like me…that shared my experiences. I was no longer a minority or a quota/seat filler…I became a person with a bright future. While at SCSU, I was allowed and encouraged to try new things and make mistakes in order to be a better version of me. College prepared me for life. It didn’t hurt to attend the only HBCU with the stellar Marching 101!!!!!
"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?*
Dr. Dot Brown (history) was my favorite professor because she ALWAYS encouraged me to think outside of the box…to push all limits! I do believe that she helped me to find a way to express my creative side. She seemed to believe in her students and want the best for us.
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
I enjoyed going to 1058 Grille in downtown Orangeburg because they had inexpensive hot dogs with the BEST cole slaw on this side of anywhere! I was told that they have since closed down which is sad because their food was great and the prices were awesome too.
I had the same boyfriend on and off all during college so I really did not get to crush on anyone else.
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