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Sherman Hawkins, Johnson C. Smith University- c/o 2013, Criminal Justice

Sherman  Hawkins, Johnson C. Smith University- c/o 2013, Criminal Justice

Name : Sherman Hawkins

HBCU : Johnson C. Smith University

Graduation Year : 2013

Major : Criminal Justice

1

Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*

I am from a small town called Halifax in the state of Virginia. I have known about HBCU’s my whole entire life because both my parents attended an HBCU (St. Paul’s College)

Sherman doing his part for the Global Majority community as a member of the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity
Sherman doing his part for the Global Majority community as a member of the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity
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Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*

Many reasons like I was in marching band and when I went to HBCU homecomings I would always picture myself breaking it down on the field during Half-time and also because I wanted to experience how it would feel like to be at a HBCU.

English Professor, Dr. Davenport of Johnson C. Smith University
English Professor, Dr. Davenport of Johnson C. Smith University
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What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*

My experience was Wonderful. I wouldn’t have changed anything about it in the world. I went to my HBCU for 4 years, Did Marching band and concert band for all 4 years. I pledged into a fraternity my junior year (Iota Phi Theta). Made outstanding friends and learned a lot about myself as a black man and as a future leader in my community.

4

"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*

N/A

5

Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*

This is a hard question to answer because all of my professor helped shaped me into the person I am today but if I had to pick it would be Dr. Davenport because I remember back in my freshmen year I was slacking off and she pulled me to the side and told me this:”You need to get it together before I call your mama because you slacking off”.

6

What sports and/or extra curricular activities did you do in High School? And why?

For a short time I ran track because I loved to run epically the 800. And also I was in Marching, and Concert Band in high school and I just loved music.

7

Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?

Cookout!!! I would always get the chicken tender tray with hush puppies and fries with a Huge Sweet Tea with BBQ Sauce

8

College crush?

Can’t tell you that….she might be reading this :-).

 

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