I Love My HBCU — Hampton University [Q&A Series]

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Your Name: LaTavia McQueen
Major: Strategic Communications
HBCU: Hampton University

Q: What makes your HBCU unique?

Hampton promotes a standard of excellence that I believe is unmatched by any other university. Every student has the mind frame to succeed and to excel in all aspects of life.

Q: What are some mythbusters you would like to share with the world about your HBCU?

Hampton students are perceived to be spoiled rich kids and that is not true. We all have different backgrounds and come from different parts of life. Every student has their own story.

Q: Who’s your favorite notable alumni of your HBCU and why? 

My favorite Hampton alumni is the comedian Wanda Sykes because she managed to have fun doing something she loves while stile maintaining the image of the Hamptonian woman.

Q: How did your HBCU shape you as a person?

My HBCU helped me learn how to adapt to different situations and people. While at Hampton I’ve matured and learned how to unlock my own inner genius. Being surrounded by a bunch of go-getters inspires me to strive to achieve great things.

Q: How did your HBCU prepare you for the world?

All of my professors have taken the time to get to know by name and as a person. The talks I’ve had in their offices and the lessons inside the classroom have prepared me for survival in the workforce.

Q: What do you love about your HBCU the most?

The best about Hampton has to be the waterfront view and the people I’ve met. I’ve interacted and learned from some great students and staff. We call Hampton our “Home by Sea” and they really live up to their name. The students and staff always reach out a helping hand and we’re all one close knit family.