I possess many great qualities as well as have unique characteristics that will allow me to contribute to the university community at FAMU. In my wonderful 18 years of living, I feel that my life experiences, along with my parents’ guidance, have provided me with such great qualities and character over the years. One experience in particular was transferring to a strange town with little or no acquaintances which I found at first to be somewhat challenging. For me, it was like being dropped into another country that you have never been to before and having to build from the ground up, while trying to figure out the obstacles on your own without any true guidance. However, I feel that one must be able to explore the opportunities around them and take advantage of them to truly learn and grow.
What are you looking for in a university? In general, I believe a university should be able to help students achieve a strong foundation for their future in society and offer a place that is not only academically supportive but also spiritually, too. Some things I personally would like to see in a university is a school with a student body that has pride and spirit and a supportive community that backs it. I want some place where I can learn and grow as the individual I will become. People should want a college that sees their students as individuals not just a one of 20,000 or more in a crowd.
The Core Values at Marywood University are to shape us to be the best possible human being we can be. All the qualities that I would want and need to be a successful person out of college are being demonstrated here. The Mission Statement and Core Values are something that I will have in my head every morning and try my best to complete every Core Value each day to make my stay at Marywood University the best it can be for others and also myself. Every student and staff member at Marywood follows the Core Values and Mission Statement everyday which makes the campus so peaceful and fun. You can talk to anyone or go anywhere and know that that people will try to follow the Core Values to gain respect for one another and also try to make you time here the best it can possibly
Kentucky State University was a great pick for me as a college choice. There were a lot of different choices I had to pick from but Kentucky State had a lot more to offer. So I chose KSU because it was a HBCU, friends/relatives, and athletic program. This school being an HBCU made my college choice easier because I always wanted to go to a black college. Then I wanted to get the black experience of different types of black people in a different environment.
The “big brother” of JROTC offers college scholarships to those who qualify. Membership in JROTC is a perfect start for this. As a member of JROTC one can expect to gain a great deal of self confidence that will become a building block for future accomplishments throughout their life. The programming is geared to build a team of students that work together to overcome difficult challenges and by doing so build their individual confidence as well as team confidence to face any challenge. Camaraderie is further enhanced throughout the program as students wear uniforms at least once a week to display their unit pride.
Not only have these laws benefited African Americans, but also many other minorities. These laws have enhanced the learning environment and the educational opportunities of millions of students. These laws have allowed so many African Americans and other minorities to become incredibly successful, and accomplish things that they never would have dreamed of doing if it was not for these laws. All of the barriers that would have once prevented African Americans, minorities, women, and disabled individuals from making their life decisions have been eliminated. Lastly, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has helped the way people are viewed in social classes.
The programs offered at the honors college will allow me to achieve this goal of giving back to the community in a way that generates a long-lasting impact. As a part of the honors college, I would like to get involved in helping on and off campus. By organizing and being a part of service learning events, I will gain leadership and communication skills that will be used forever. The experiences I will gain from being a part of the honors college will impact me for the rest of my life. I plan on using these skills and experiences to impact others in a positive way.
Diversity In America Jeffrey Douglas ETH 125 04/11/2013 Gail De Cina There is a lot of information about diversity in the United States that I did not understand before this class. Before the class I had heard about diversity in the work place but I never looked at what it can do for the United States. Before the class, I thought that diversity was just something that only affected the minority groups. I understand now that diversity is much more important and it can affect every group. I had always looked at diversity in terms of race but diversity works with different people from race, culture, sex, and age.
Though it was overwhelming, when classes started I had a chance to make actual connections with people and make new friends. Shockingly, some of the best friends I have made in college aren’t even in my classes, but are people who live on my floor and have similar interests, hobbies, and morals as me. Comparing now the friends I have made in high school to the friends I have made in college, I could and would leave many of my high school friends behind. The friends I have made in college support me and have changed me for the better. High school is, and always will
I love to a wear uniform at school. I remember as a kid wearing a uniform to go to school was a dream for all kids on my age. I support the fact that private schools require their students to wear uniform , and I believe that all public schools should also have their own uniform. The importance of uniform at school, the economic benefif, and the impact on education are some of the reasons I encourage the public to wear them. First of all, wearing a uniform is an easy, comfortable and respectable way of dressing for students.