The HBCU Experience


The HBCU Experience

Why I Chose My HBCU and How It Helped Me Prepare for My Career

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting ID: 849 8406 5852 | Passcode: 970763


Anita Connors White, Ph.D.

Dean of Student Support and Equity, IMSA

Dr. White attended Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and received her doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC).

Justin Alfred

Current Employer:
Lockheed Martin

Studied Civil Engineering / Computer Science at Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge

Joseph Bertrand ‘20

Senior, Studying Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro

Darryl Burrell Jr.

Current Employer:
City of Houston, Houston Public Works

Studied Civil Engineering at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Garry J. Kennebrew Jr. ‘04

MAJ, US Army Reserve

Emergency Medicine Physician
-Hospitals of Providence
-University Medical Center of El Paso

Studied Biology at Morehouse College, Atlanta

Received Doctorate in Medicine from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Jaida Lewis '15

Owner: Poised Lips by Jai
Current Employer:
Program Coordinator for CVS Health

Studied Chemistry at Texas Southern University

Ja’Nae McGee

Current Employer:
DOW Chemical Company

Studied Mechanical Engineering at Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge

Zoe Mitchell ‘19

Current Employer:
Software Engineer for Block Inc.

Studied Computer Science at Xavier University, New Orleans

Joseph Pollard

Current Employer:
Product Security & Penetration Tester at Emerson Electric

Studied Physics and Mechanical Engineering at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama

Tony Richardson II

Current Employer:
Production Engineer at The Boeing Company

Studied Mechanical Engineering at Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge

Jayda Yancy ‘19

Current Employer:
Process Chemist at Eli Lilly and Company

2023 Graduate of North Carolina A&T State University