Richard Clark , Fisk University- c/o 2013, Psychology
Name : Richard Clark
HBCU : Fisk University
Graduation Year : 2013
Major : Psychology
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I’m from Nashville, TN by way of Chicago, IL. My mom introduced me to HBCUs back when she started attending Fisk University.
Knockout Wings in Nashville, Tennessee; Best Sweet Tea in the South
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I chose an HBCU because I felt that it was important that I grow within a community of like-minded individuals with similar backgrounds who could relate to my story and we could have bonding experiences about our culture.
2012-13 Spirit Squad of Fisk University
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
My experience to date has been memorable, but it has not been without its own trials and tribulations. But the good times outweigh the troubled ones so I tend to look back on my experiences (so far) with a smile.
"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?*
Right now, my psychology professors are leaving the biggest impressions on me because they are challenging my thought processes and how I take in information.
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
There is a local restaurant a couple blocks away from the campus called Knock Out Wings. They serve the BEST sweet tea in the south and they have some of the greatest honey glazed biscuits I’ve ever tasted.
My college crush is someone I’m very close to.
- Athletics: Fisk University is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I level, primarily competing in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Men's sports include basketball, cross country, tennis and track & field; women's sports include basketball, cross country, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
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