Shamika Williams-Minisee, Alabama A & M University- c/o 2013, Business Administration
Name : Shamika Williams-Minisee
HBCU : Alabama A & M University
Graduation Year : 2013
Major : Business Administration
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I am from St. Louis Missouri. I first heard about HBCUs from my mother, she went to Harris Teachers College which is now Harris Stowe University.
Professor Dike at AAMU
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
I chose an HBCU over a pwi because it was instilled in me as a young child. I remember the stories that teachers took care of the students and that the experience at an HBCU was priceless. Looking back at my experience on the hill, I couldn’t agree more.
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 to date at AAMU is the bonds that I’ve made. Aside from learning from the best, I met and married my best friend, I am still friends with those that I met my freshman year and above all, I get this tingly feeling the minute I turn the corner and see the “hill”.
"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?*
What sports and/or extra curricular activities did you do in High School? And why?
I was a cheerleader, on the dance team, student gov rep, debate team and in fbla. I chose to stay active because it just came natural to me.
Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?
WING SHACK…I enjoyed the lemon pepper wings the most.
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