Very insightful. I’ll be using this inform my HBCU grad experience.
This past Sunday, I finally completed the last leg to what seemed to be a lifelong race to finish my Doctoral program. Ironically, I could not shake the incessant urge to keep looking back. Perhaps it was to catch a glimpse of my family who seemingly filled an entire section at FedEx Forum. Perhaps it was more symbolic. Perhaps it had something to do with the understanding that as I ceremoniously walked into a new future, I knew that it was my past that got me up on that stage.
First and foremost, I am indebted to the University of Memphis (U of M). My advisors, Dr. G, Dr. Bond, Dr. Smallwood, and Dr. Gasman (from UPenn) all invested much into my success. U of M provided me with unlimited resources, financial stability, and challenged me to master the craft of…
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