Sydni Sheppard, Bethune-Cookman University- c/o 2019, English
Name : Sydni Sheppard
HBCU : Bethune-Cookman University
Graduation Year : 2019
Major : English
Minor : Law
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*
I am from Palm Beach, FL and I was introduced to HBCU's by my parents. They are Bethune - Cookman University Alumni.
IT'S CLASSIC BABY !
Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*
When it was time to start thinking about college I really didn't know where i wanted to go, HBCU or PWI. However, my sophomore year in high school i was taken to my first classic. That moment on i researched every HBCU, watched countless videos and already had my mind made up I will be attending an HBCU.
IT'S GAME DAY !
What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*
My experience at my HBCU was the quad, seeing everybody come together enjoying themselves from the dancing to have fried chicken Friday to praying with one another when we feel like giving up. I honestly can't see myself at another institution besides an HBCU. It is truly a home away from home.
"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*
My first time experiences at my HBCU would have to be cheering at my first classic as a freshmen. The moment is unforgettable and priceless. I have dreamed of cheering in college and to be able to have that opportunity was truly a blessing.
Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*
A professor that have impacted me would have to be Professor Boulware. She has always made sure that I knew i wasn't given opportunities if God didn't think i could handle it.
- Athletics: Bethune–Cookman University is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and participates in NCAA Division I FCS. The school sponsors basketball, bowling, baseball, cross country, football, track and field and volleyball. B–CU has an intense in-state rivalry with FAMU. Today, they meet annually in the Florida Classic, a regular-season, neutral-site game which takes place in Orlando, FL.
- Notable Alumni: Marjorie Joyner - 1973 - Inventor of the permanent wave machine** Dr. Evelyn Bethune - 1979 - CEO of the Mary McLeod Bethune Educational Legacy Foundation, Inc and granddaughter of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune** Henry Lyons - Former President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.** A. Philip Randolph - 1907 - Civil rights leader; attended the Cookman Institute, before it merged with Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School and became Bethune-Cookman** Gregory Drane - 2002 - Current Director of Athletic Bands at Pennsylvania State University** Yvonne Scarlett-Golden - Educator and activist; the first African American mayor of Daytona Beach, Florida, elected in 2003** James Bush III - 1979 - Current member of the Florida House of Representatives District 109** Ryan Davis - Current NFL player** Kevin Ferguson, aka Kimbo Slice - attended - Street fighter and mixed martial arts fighter** Cy McClairen - 1953 - First Bethune-Cookman alumnus in National Football League who played tight end for five seasons; served as head football coach, head basketball coach, and athletics director at Bethune-Cookman** Eric Weems - 2007 - Current NFL wide receiver**
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