Those of us who drove or flew in to college can relate to this part of the story. I personally remember driving down in my father’s Nissan Pathfinder packed to the brim with every little thing that I thought was important to me from my room at home including EVERY shoe, pair of jeans and […]
When heading off to college, its not always easy to make friends, fit in and even feel comfortable in your own skin. Derek Ford, proud Fort Valley State University alum recalls some of his challenges during his Leaving Home story.
If you talk to many HBCU alum, they will reenact accounts of their parents being so happy to get them out of the house that as soon as they unloaded their bags, they began to cough from the burning rubber and exhaust fumes as their parents peeled away leaving them to experience EVERY part of […]
Remember that moment when you realized you that you were actually going to be staying in that college dorm room after your friends and family left that first day? I think to all of us, it felt like a closet; a cold lifeless space that lacked ALL of the luxuries of our room at home. […]
Second Installment of “Leaving Home: An HBCU Interview”
The second installment of “Leaving Home – An HBCU Story,” which traces the journey of a rising freshman as she leaves Los Angeles to attend college at North Carolina A&T University. There is such a juggle of emotions that we all experience during times of transition and growth. We did our best to capture it […]
Melissa Valle, Howard University Alum describes her experience at an HBCU campus and recalls the day she left home to attend college.