Norfolk State University Alumna, Dr. Melencia Johnson

On episode 13 of “The HBCU Podcast,” we have Dr. Melencia Johnson. She’s a graduate of Norfolk State University. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina- Aiken. She’s also a world traveler. During this episode, we talk about her HBCU experience, her career, and love for travel. Melencia was born […]

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Benedict College Alumnus, Dexter L. Reaves

On episode 11 of “The HBCU Podcast,” we have Mr. Dexter L. Reaves. He’s Executive Director of Pleasant Valley Connection Incorporated, a childcare and community center in Greenville, SC. He has 22 years of public service experience, having served in the Greenville County School District for over 10 years. He is also a former Greenville County Sheriff’s […]

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Grambling State University Alumnus, Jaaion Barnes

Chef Jaaion began his career in New Orleans at Cheesecake Bistro (formerly known as Straya’s) at the age of 18. While working as a line cook to hone his craft, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Grambling State University and then moved to Atlanta to further his education […]

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10 HBCU Authors You Should Know

There are countless studies stating that reading in America has declined. However, books are more accessible than ever before. According to a Pew Research Center survey, when people reach for a book, it is much more likely to be a traditional print book than a digital product. Regardless of your preference tablet or tattered pages, […]

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Clark Atlanta University Alumna, Cheri V. Miller

“Because I put my family first, God graces me to do the other things. It’s all about making sure that God is your priority.” – Cheri V. Miller Cheri Vivette Miller was born on December 17, 1979 in Washington, DC. Having been raised in a family with a strong Christian conviction, Cheri actively participated as […]

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10 Ways To Give Back To Your HBCU

With the launch of “The HBCU Podcast,” there’s been much conversation about alumni support. This podcast spends a great deal of time highlighting alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the nation, but also discussing topics like philanthropy. Alumni giving is a very good barometer of how alumni view their colleges. The topic of […]

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