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  • Love and Happiness as a Resolution Love and Happiness as a Resolution

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    Love and Happiness as a Resolution
    Ynez is a 22 year old, 2018 graduate of Winston Salem State University (WSSU) and proud mother of one-year-old Jace Hudson.  While hers wasn’t always a story of happiness, she found her support system, her family and her ultimate happiness right on the campus of her beloved HBCU.   “I had Jace with me my senior year at WSSU,” Ynez said proudly. “But it was extremely challenging,” she recalled.  That challenge, and the associated hardships of finding affordable childcare, diapers, formula and even a compassionate ear, led Ynez to found College...
    Ynez is a 22 year old, 2018 graduate of Winston Salem State University (WSSU) and proud mother of one-year-old Jace Hudson.  While hers wasn’t always a story of happiness, she found her support system, her family and her ultimate happiness right on the campus of her beloved HBCU.   “I had Jace with me my senior year at WSSU,” Ynez said proudly. “But it was extremely challenging,” she recalled.  That challenge, and the associated hardships of finding affordable childcare, diapers, formula and even a compassionate ear, led Ynez to found College...

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  • Hampton Alum Shares Her Pride & Joy During the Holiday Season Hampton Alum Shares Her Pride & Joy During the Holiday Season

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    Hampton Alum Shares Her Pride & Joy During the Holiday Season
    “I remember it like it was yesterday,” recalled Jemia Storey.  “August 26, 2000 was my first day as a freshman at Hampton University.  I moved into Twitchell Hall and Hampton became my ‘Home by the Sea.’  Coming from Homewood, Alabama, a predominately white suburb of Birmingham, to being 18 years old, over 700 miles from home, and starting a new chapter in my life was surreal.  I was excited, scared, intrigued, and very impressed by the student leaders on my campus.”
    “I remember it like it was yesterday,” recalled Jemia Storey.  “August 26, 2000 was my first day as a freshman at Hampton University.  I moved into Twitchell Hall and Hampton became my ‘Home by the Sea.’  Coming from Homewood, Alabama, a predominately white suburb of Birmingham, to being 18 years old, over 700 miles from home, and starting a new chapter in my life was surreal.  I was excited, scared, intrigued, and very impressed by the student leaders on my campus.”

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  • HBCU Homecoming Traditions: Check Out These Uncommon Customs HBCU Homecoming Traditions: Check Out These Uncommon Customs

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    HBCU Homecoming Traditions: Check Out These Uncommon Customs
    HBCU Homecoming Traditions: Check Out These Uncommon Customs: Alums of historically black colleges and universities look forward to homecoming each year. Held over a weekend, most schools will host a homecoming parade, homecoming king/queen coronation, pep rallies and tailgating parties which all lead up to the much anticipated football game. After the football game, some other activities might include a Greek step show, musical concert, homecoming dance and alumni dinner. All HBCU homecoming weekends however are not the same. Some universities have created uncommon homecoming activities. These traditions have gone...
    HBCU Homecoming Traditions: Check Out These Uncommon Customs: Alums of historically black colleges and universities look forward to homecoming each year. Held over a weekend, most schools will host a homecoming parade, homecoming king/queen coronation, pep rallies and tailgating parties which all lead up to the much anticipated football game. After the football game, some other activities might include a Greek step show, musical concert, homecoming dance and alumni dinner. All HBCU homecoming weekends however are not the same. Some universities have created uncommon homecoming activities. These traditions have gone...

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