With the CIAA coming up, I thought this was fitting… (click link below)


When I was applying for college my senior year of high school, though I was applying to schools like UNC and Appalachian, my my mom told me I had to apply to at least one HBCU, one.   So I chose her alma mater, Elizabeth City State University.   A couple of months later I found myself standing on the Elizabeth City’s campus with a full scholarship.  Four more years, and I was walking across the stage graduating Cum Laude with a B.S. in Geology.  Though I probably complained almost everyday about that school while I was there, I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.  I met so many GOOD people there, people that cared about my future and where I would end up. It saddened me that some of those same good people lost their jobs there this past year or that they closed four dorms due to low enrollment.  I can’t help but have pride for a place that nurtured me for four years and helped make me into the person that I am today.  If my alma mater,going the rate it’s going now, faced the same fate as St. Paul, it would hurt deep in my heart to say the least.  So maybe I need to step up to the plate, join an alumni chapter in my area, give back to (though I hate to admit it) a place that gave to me…


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