Precious Denham, Central State University- c/o 2013, Social Science
Name : Precious Denham
HBCU : Central State University
Graduation Year : 2013
Major : Social Science
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I am originally from East Chicago, Indiana but I was raised in Suffolk, Virginia.
Mayor of East Chicago, Indiana, Anthony Copeland
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
When I finally understood the rich history HBCU’s carried, I wanted to be a part of that.
Dr. Hazel Latson, Department Chair of the College of Professional Education
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
The story of my experience at my HBCU is Leadership transformation and Revolutionary Enthusiasm. So many times we forget the essence of who we are as students. Central State constantly reminds me that the leader I am being transformed into is preparing me for my future as an educator.
"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?*
She goes beyond what she really has to just to ensure that we are secure in the knowledge we gain. She is always making herself available to the students. As a future educator, this simple thing spoke volumes for me.
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
The best restaurant on campus is the grill. They have amazing chicken and turkey wraps.
My College crush was a football player from my freshmen year. I never knew his name, I just knew that he looked good and he had a nice smile.
Central State University
- Athletics: The university competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. The university fields teams in twelve sports: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's college tennis, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, and women's volleyball. Central State is a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) in most sports, while the football team competes in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). CSU's main athletic rival is Kentucky State University.
- Notable Alumni: Elizabeth Eckford - One of Little Rock Nine** MacArthur DeShazer, Sr. - 1971 - Former White House Fellow (1984-85); Former Director, African Affairs, White House National Security Council (1993-96); Former Associate Deputy Secretary for International Labor Affairs - Department of Labor(1998 - 2001)** Hastings Kamuzu Banda - Former President of Malawi** Wayne A. Cauthen - First African American appointed as City Manager of Kansas City, MO** Clay Dixon - Former City Commissioner and Mayor of Dayton, Ohio** Arsenio Hall - 1992 - Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree** James T. Henry, Sr. - First Black mayor and City Commissioner of Xenia, Ohio** Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth - 1996 - Actress** Kedar Massenberg - Record label executive and producer** Leontyne Price - Opera singer** Teddy Seymour - First African American to sail around the world solo** Dayvon Ross - NFL Player** Jason Thomas - 9/11 Hero** Abram Wilson - California politician, former mayor of San Ramon, California** Nancy Wilson - Jazz Singer** Roland Winburn - Member of Ohio House of Representatives**
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