Roderick Brown, Lane College- c/o 2012, Computer Information Science
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
From Bessemer, AL…a small city 20 minutes from Birmingham
Mr. Roderick Brown looking very dapper at his residence; Photo Credit: Roderick Brown
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
Because I felt that I needed to learn more about my black culture, although PWI would of been able to teach me to be more diverse. But nevertheless, an HBCU has taught me overall on how to be well-rounded, as well as blending in with various races
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What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
Felt Like Home
"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 would have to say Dr. Londino, who was my Calculus professor as well as at that time, my Computer Science advisor. He pretty much made me realize that there is more to explore in the world, as far as obtaining more knowledge & experience
What is your major? and Why did you choose it?
My major was Computer Science & the reason why I chose that major is because I wanted to challenge myself. Many times I’ve tried to drop my major for something else, because the courses have gotten harder, but I stayed focus & aimed for greatness.
If you could only speak two sentences to the youth coming after you what would you say?
Stay in school & always keep God first!
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