Last Updated on June 28, 2015
The April 2015 edition takes a look at maximizing internship opportunities, HBCUs and sustainability, and grabbing big dollars from the biggest name in professional golf.
HOW WE LIVE
T’Edra Jackson is a graduating senior at Paul Quinn College and she has a great job waiting for her at J.C. Penney. Her great fortune started with her excellent internship performance. The student leader visits the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast to talk about how being persistent led to her becoming a part of the prestigious INROADS program and how she took full advantage of the opportunity. She also talks about balancing academics, demanding internship hours, and student leadership.
Aside from being a graduating senior, Jackson is a former Miss Paul Quinn College, a former resident assistant, one of Dallas Weekly’s “25 People to Watch” for 2013, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a native of Baton Rouge, La.
He lived in a dumpster for a year but that is far from the real story. Dr. Jeff Wilson visits the podcast to talk about his dumpster experiment has led to students at Huston-Tillotson University becoming leaders in the Green movement by forming the student organization Green Is the New Black. Dr. Wilson explains why he chose to live in a dumpster and how HBCUs are unsung heroes in the higher education sustainability movement.
Dr. Wilson is the dean of Huston-Tillotson’s University College, interim dean of Enrollment Management, and associate professor of Biological Sciences.
A GIFT FROM TIGER
It started when the University of Maryland Eastern Shore decided to honor late professional golf legend, Charlie Sifford, with a reception when he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Eventually, the university received a nice surprise when Tiger Woods’ (yes that Tiger Woods) foundation made a $10,000 gift to UMES. The PGA Tour later matched the gift, giving the university’s PGA Golf Management program a $20,000 donation.
Kimberly Dumpson, Esq., UMES’s executive vice president, visits spends time with the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast to talk about how the university landed the milestone gifts.
Eddie Francis is the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast host and Greek life contributor. He is also a speaker, award-winning media veteran, and talent acquisition professional. Eddie is a regular contributor to “The HBCU Nation Radio Show” and award-winning “Sunday Journal” talk shows; and he has written for The Huffington Post, The Ladders, Great Black Speakers, LinkedIn, Social-Hire, Write to Bear Alms, Greek Ladders, and Careers in Government. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and you can learn more about him at EddieFrancis.com.