Active Bloggers

Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
New York Inst of Tech class of 1997
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Nicole Rankine Nicole Rankine
University of Georgia class of 2000
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012
Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Beverly Johnson Beverly Johnson
class of
Siew Hui Low Siew Hui Low
North Carolina A&T State University class of

MY HBCU INTERVIEW: Ebony Eggleston , Florida A & M University- c/o 2009, Biochemistry

MY HBCU INTERVIEW: Ebony Eggleston , Florida A & M University- c/o 2009, Biochemistry
Posted By: Elynor Moss on November 18, 2018



Name : Ebony Eggleston

HBCU : Florida A & M University

Graduation Year : 2009

Major : Biochemistry

Email : ebonyLeggleston@gmail.com
„K
…£
‡¨




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

I was born in a small town called Kankakee, Illinois; however, I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.



Photo: What can I say, I love science! I was taught by some of the best scientists in the country. Thank you FAMU!



2. Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*

I choose an HBCU because all throughout elementary, middle and high school I was always the minority. I never really felt included and it was definitely evident that I was different.

I wanted to be amongst young educated individuals that looked like myself that were chasing and living out their dreams.




3. What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*

I choose an HBCU because all throughout elementary, middle and high school I was always the minority. I never really felt included and it was definitely evident that I was different. I wanted be amongst young educated individuals that looked like myself that were chasing and living out their dreams.

I got much more than I had bargained for which was a tremendous blessing. Attending Florida A&M University was one of the best decisions I have ever made.



FAMU is where I discovered my voice!!! My abilities were not limited to the color of my skin, in fact I learned to value and appreciate the skin I was in. FAMU taught me to speak up, I was afforded the opportunity to work with some of the best and the brightest in my field, I was taught by some of the best professors, I was more than just a number... I was FAMULY....From high profile internships like Brookhaven¡¦s National Laboratory to working with the former Chief Financial Officer (Alex Sink)... FAMU played a major role in who I am today.

Did I mention, I am also legacy! I plan to pass this HBCU legacy down to not just my children, but their children and so forth.



4. "First time" experiences at your HBCU?*

Experiencing my culture at its best. From fun filled activities on the set, raids in the dorms, step shows and waking up to the roaring sounds of the ¡§Marching 100¡¨ the best band in the land!!!

I fell in love everyday I stepped foot on that campus!



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

Dr. Ray O¡¦neal, Dr. Ralph Turner, Dr. John West, Dr. Jackson, Dr. Latinwo, Dr. Jesse Edwards and the best ever Dr. James Boyer, there were so many that played a tremendous role in who I am today.

My professors were more passionate about my learning and education then I was. They pushed me to do my best and to not give up even when times were hard.



6. If you could only speak two sentences to the youth coming after you what would you say?

Dream ¡§Big¡¨ always... The sky is not the limit because there are footprints on the moon.
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Accept your invitation to become a new hire at an Employer in your field of expertise!
#FAMUConnect: Who do you know from FAMU? We introduce you to Mr. Shaun Watson
#HBCUEmployment: Opportunities are available! Seek a new career here...
Connect with the HBCUConnect representatives for help attaining a career in Healthcare, Education, and Technology
Careers for professional talented workers: applicants invited to apply to the following new employers
Working on attaining a new career requires options. Research the jobs on this list to see if you want to apply!
Latest News
Texas Southern University's KTSU turns 50! Backyard Party celebrates half century of broadcasting excellence

Texas Southern University's KTSU turns 50! Backyard Party celebrates half century of broadcasting excellence

More than 1,000 people came to support TSU’s KTSU 90.9FM as it celebrated 50 years of on-air excellence with an on-campus Backyard Party on Friday, June 24. In addition to a 50th anniversary birthd ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 12 Views • June 30th, 2022
When Bulls Fly: Three Recent Johnson C. Smith University Grads Takeoff with Airline Careers

When Bulls Fly: Three Recent Johnson C. Smith University Grads Takeoff with Airline Careers

Tasia Bolling ’22 was nearing the end of senior year, and found herself connecting with the Smith Tech Innovation Center to hone her skills in hopes of finding a job after graduation. With the help ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 8 Views • June 30th, 2022
Fayetteville State University Chooses Apogee to Deliver Fast and Reliable Residence Hall Wi-Fi

Fayetteville State University Chooses Apogee to Deliver Fast and Reliable Residence Hall Wi-Fi

Within just a few short weeks this summer, nine student housing facilities serving 1,400 students on the campus of Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., will be fully equipped with fast ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 19 Views • June 30th, 2022
JPMorgan Chase Commits $30 M to Support Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Students

JPMorgan Chase Commits $30 M to Support Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Students

JPMorgan Chase recently announced an expanded five-year, $30 million commitment to the financial and career success of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Spelman Coll ...more
Kennedy Williams • 497 Views • June 30th, 2022
ECSU, AeroX, and Piedmont Flight Training Join Forces to Expand Aviation Workforce, Pave Way for “Flying Cars”

ECSU, AeroX, and Piedmont Flight Training Join Forces to Expand Aviation Workforce, Pave Way for “Flying Cars”

Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), AeroX, and Piedmont Flight Training are partnering to expand aviation education, strengthen and diversify the aviation workforce, and build an autonomous urban ...more
Kennedy Williams • 63 Views • June 30th, 2022
Popular News
Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

While this may not be HBCU related news, as an AFrican American male, I had to share this appalling decision by the Louisiana court system to keep a man in jail with a life sentence for such a petty c ...more
Will Moss • 386,139 Views • August 6th, 2020
Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

On Tuesday Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund stopped by “NewsOne Now” to make a major announcement that could literally change the lives of thousands of HBCU st ...more
Will Moss • 118,120 Views • March 11th, 2015
Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

A blonde woman is going viral this morning, for graduating from A Historically Black College while pledging a Black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. @Blonde_HBCU The woman, an IG ...more
Will Moss • 110,286 Views • November 30th, 2020
Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Harris promises to offer free tuition for low-income students at public and historically Black colleges Democratic VP candidate also pledges to forgive student-loan debt for HBCU graduates who earn ...more
Will Moss • 71,929 Views • September 10th, 2020
Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to  Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

The Student Freedom Initiative announced today a $50 million personal gift from Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. This gift matches the initial fu ...more
Will Moss • 71,629 Views • October 22nd, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!