Hometown: Xenia, OH

High School: Xenia High School

Class of: 2015

Major: Political Science

Minor: Pre-Law

 

What do you like most about CSU?

What I like most about Central State University is that they give me opportunity to stand out and make a name for myself. Because CSU is a small family oriented community, I have had the opportunity to become a student leader and to better myself.

Amanda

Hometown: Xenia, Ohio

High School: Xenia High School

Classification: Junior

Major: Political Science

Minor: Pre-Law

 

Campus Involvement: Pre-Law Society, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Student Activities Committee, Political Science Society, Student Support Services

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose Central State University because it is a small, family-oriented University and it’s close to home. From the moment I arrived on campus, the faculty and student body embraced me and made me feel as if they were really invested in me.

 

What do you plan on doing after you graduate?
Upon graduation from Central State University, I plan on attending law school and obtaining my law degree with a concentration in family or civil law.

 

What do you like most about CSU?
What I like most about Central State University is that they give me opportunity to stand out and make a name for myself. Because CSU is a small family-oriented community, I have had the opportunity to become a student leader and to better myself. I am having an amazing time here at CSU and it is because of the diverse group of people I have had the chance to interact with.

 

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

High School: Princeton High School

Class of : 2016

Major: Computer Science

 

Why did you choose CSU?

I chose to attend Central because of wealth of opportunities available here as well as the wonderful family atmosphere that comes from a small close knit community and campus like central. Central was also close to home but far enough away where I could really get a chance to feel the college experience.

Austin

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

High School: Central State University

Class of : 2016

Major: Computer Science

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Campus Involvement: Student Ambassador, Department of Defense Scholar, Wesley Vilage hall Council, FCLA, and S.A.A.B (Student African American Brotherhood)

 

Why did you choose CSU?

I chose to attend Central because of wealth of opportunities available here as well as the wonderful family atmosphere that comes from a small close knit community and campus like central. Central was also close to home but far enough away where I could really get a chance to feel the college experience.

 

What do you like most about CSU?

I love the people that I've met here the most. I feel that I have developed life-long relationships with faculty, staff, and students; people that I can count on to help me in my future endeavors. The one that is different at Central State is that the people here really care about me. I've been afforded numberous opportunities here that I might not have received anywhere else

 

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Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: Southfield-Lathrup Senior High School

Class: 2016

Major: Biology

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I have always wanted to attend an HBCU. I wanted to be surrounded by like-mind individuals with similar goals. Central State University is the perfect school for me. Also, CSU is close to home, but at the same time, it’s far enough away for me to stay focused.

Cameron

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: Southfield-Lathrup Senior High School

Class of: 2016

Major: Biology

Campus Involvement: Asst. Campus Tours Coordinator, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I have always wanted to attend an HBCU. I wanted to be surrounded by like-mind individuals with similar goals. Central State University is the perfect school for me. Also, CSU is close to home, but at the same time, it’s far enough away for me to stay focused.

 

What do you like most about CSU
I love the fact that CSU is smaller than most schools in size, as this helps me to stay focused on what we attend school for; to gain a better education. We also have many helpful resources that help us prepare for life after graduation.

 

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School:  Henry Ford Academy

Major: Communication Broadcast Media

 

Why did you choose CSU?
Central State University was one of the first places to accept me, Because of that, I jumped straight on this opportunity. I knew immediately that CSU was the place for me. Also, I wanted to attend a Historically Black College, and it’s not too far away from home but it’s far enough for me to get the “away from home” experience.

Daniel

Hometown: Detroit MI

High School:  Henry Ford Academy

Major: Communication Broadcast Media

Campus Involvement: Royal Court (Mr. Sophomore), The SPC (Pep-squad)

 

Why did you choose CSU?
Central State University was one of the first places to accept me, Because of that, I jumped straight on this opportunity. I knew immediately that CSU was the place for me. Also, I wanted to attend a Historically Black University, and it’s not too far away from home but it’s far enough for me to get the “away from home” experience

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?
After I graduate from Central, I plan on going to attend graduate school and pursue a business degree. Ultimately, I would like to work for a successful television production company: ESPN, TBS, Disney etc. Eventually I plan owning my own production company.

 

What do you like most about CSU?
The thing I love most about Central is the fact that they give people like myself a second chance to make something of themselves and that the professors are really sincere about helping you succeed. Since I've been at Central State University, I've had the opportunity to speak to high school students that are just like I was in high school. I spoke with them about the importance of obtaining a college degree. I've been able to share my experiences with students that may not have considered attending a college or university and offer them a different view on what their future could be.

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Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: West Side Academy

Class of: 2016

Major: Communication Broadcast Media

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I wanted to attend Central State University because of the atmosphere. I visited the University prior to attending and really felt at home. There were students here that talked like me, and dressed like me, and shared similar interest. But, there was also great since of welcoming and acceptance here. I immediately became someone little brother...

DeAngelo

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: West Side Academy

Major: Communication Broadcast Media

Campus Involvement: Cheerleading, Evolution T Modeling, Communications Council Committee.

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I wanted to attend Central State University because of the atmosphere. I visited the University prior to attending and really felt at home. There were students here that talked like me, and dressed like me, and shared similar interest. But, there was also great since of welcoming and acceptance here. I immediately became someone little brother and no other university had that family feel that CSU has. I’ve always wanted to attend a Historically Black University, ever since watching the movie “Drumline” & “Stomp the Yard.” I also didn’t want to go too far away from home.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?
Since I was in middle school I have always wanted to become a radio personality.

 

What do you like most about CSU
What I love most about Central State University is that there are people here that care about you, both staff and students. With the small classroom sizes, you aren’t just recognized by a number but the staff actually takes the time to get to know you as an individual. Central State University is a small institution with huge opportunities.

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Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

High School: Western Hills University High School

Major: Criminal justice;

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I always wanted to attend an H.B.C.U. and when I visited I enjoyed how welcoming and family oriented Centra State is. It felt as if I belonged here. Everyone on campus seemed to know each other and were all friends.

Denzel

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

High School: Western Hills University High School

Major: Criminal justice;

Campus Involvement: Track Team, FCLA, CSU Chorus, Mascot, B.O.S.S Bro

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I always wanted to attend an H.B.C.U. and when I visited I enjoyed how welcoming and family oriented Central State is. It felt as if I belonged here. Everyone on campus seemed to know each other and were all friends. It was different from all the other universities I visited. I also was highly interested in Central's track & field program.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?
When I graduate I plan on going into my field of Criminal Justice. Hopefully, after graduation I  will start my career with the Columbus Police Department.

 

What do you like most about CSU
I love how unique Central State is and how invested everyone is in my success. I wouldn't say that Central is for everybody, but if you are looking for a cool that is dedicated to teaching and preparing you for your future, Central is the place. Other institutions told me they where a family oriented campus, but Central was the only one that I could actual see it, and feel it. And they've lived up to their word. I'm not just a number here, but nor am I just a student. It's as if I'm someone's little brother.

 

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

High School: Pike High School

Major: Boardcast Communications

Campus Involvement: Campus Improvement Association (President)

 

Why did you choose CSU?

Central State University is a small family-oriented institution so it was easy for me to feel like I was at home when I arrived on campus. With small class sizes with 20 students or less, I knew I would be able to have a personal relationship with my professors.

Je'Anna

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

High School: Pike High School

Major: Boardcast Communications

Campus Involvement: Campus Improvement Association (President)

 

Why did you choose CSU?

Central State University is a small family-oriented institution so it was easy for me to feel like I was at home when I arrived on campus. With small class sizes with 20 students or less, I knew I would be able to have a personal relationship with my professors.


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What do you plan on doing when you graduate?

I would like to go on to become a television show host.

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Who inspired you to come?

What I love most about Central State is the family feeling of the university. Because CSU is so small, it is easy to meet and grow connections with your peers. Also, Central State has already helped me progress as a young woman and a professional.

 

Hometown: Dayton, OH

High School: Thurgood Marshall High School

Class of: 2016

Major: Mathematics

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose to attend Central State University because of the tour I took when I was a senior in high school. Seeing the family–knit community and cultural traditions attracted me to CSU. Since being here I have developed a second family. There’s nothing that the staff wont do for you...

Jordan

Hometown: Dayton, OH

High School: Thurgood Marshall High School

Major: Mathematics

Campus Involvement: Tour Guide, S.A.A.B, J’Adore Fashion

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose to attend Central State University because of the tour I took when I was a senior in high school. Seeing the family–knit community and cultural traditions attracted me to CSU. Since being here I have developed a second family. There’s nothing that the staff wont do for you. I have been able to participate in a lot of different activities and I have even had the opportunity to travel. The university has a phenomenal STEM program and the teachers really seem to care about my success academically. Also, my mother graduated from CSU and spoke highly of her experience here as well.

 

What do you like most about CSU
One of my greatest experiences here at Central State University was Homecoming Weekend. From the vendors’ fairs to the step-show, there was always something to do. I also had the chance to meet with Alumni from all over the country and hear about their experiences at Central. There are a lot of things that I love about Central State, but that has to be one of the most memorable times.

 

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Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: West Side Academy

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Manufacturing Engineer

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I came to Central State University, because I felt like I would benefit a lot by coming here. The STEM program here is very engaging and they encourage me to strive. I also wanted to attend an university where I would feel at home and CSU just felt like it was the right fit

Justin

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: West Side Academy

Major: Manufacturing Engineer

Campus Involvement: Member of S.A.A.B. (Student African American Brotherhood), Student Activities Committee, Sophomore Class Vice President.

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I came to Central State University, because I felt like I would benefit a lot by coming here. The STEM program here is very engaging and they encourage me to strive. I also wanted to attend an university where I would feel at home and CSU just felt like it was the right fit

 

What do you like most about CSU?
The opportunities at Central State University are endless.  In my first year at CSU, I had incredible experiences in and outside of the classroom. I don’t think any other university would have offered me the opportunities that I’ve been able to participate in here. What I love most about the university are the people. A lot of other universities claim to have a family feel, but it's evident on CSU's campus. I came here by myself and from the day I stepped foot on CSU campus, I have been shown lots of love and support. I couldn't see myself at any other institution.

 

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Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: Stevenson High School

Classification: Senior

Major: Psychology

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose Central State University because it was far enough away from home where I could be independent from my parents but still close enough, so that I could go home when I needed to. It’s been an awesome experience here. I’m having a great time at Central State and I have grown a lot as a person.

Kenny

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: Stevenson High School

Major: Psychology

Minor: Criminal Justice

Campus Involvement: Tour guide, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., NAACP

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose Central State University because it was far enough away from home where I could be independent from my parents but still close enough, so that I could go home when I needed to. It’s been an awesome experience here. I’m having a great time at Central State and I have grown a lot as a person.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?
I plan on going to graduate school to become a Neuropsychologist.

 

What do you like most about CSU
What I like about Central State University is the family feeling and the relationships that you can form with your teachers. Professors at CSU set aside time to work with their students between classes.

 

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

High School: Cornerstone Prep School

Class of: 2015

Major: Communication (Broadcast Media)

 

 

What do you like most about CSU?

 

I chose CSU because when I took a tour of this institution, I was won over by the authentic friendly - family atmosphere. I instantly felt as if this was the place for me. I could not have seen myself going anywhere else.
Sarah

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

High School: Cornerstone Prep School

Class of: 2015

Major: Communication Broadcast Media


 

Campus Involvement: Tour Guide, Student Government Association, National Association of Black Journalist, Honors Student, Student Ambassador

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose CSU because when I took a tour of this institution, I was won over by the authentic friendly - family atmosphere. I instantly felt as if this was the place for me. I could not have seen myself going anywhere else.

 

What do you plan on doing after you graduate?
Upon graduating, I will expand on my script writing for plays, tv shows, and movies, working my way up to one day dominate Hollywood.

 

What do you like most about CSU?
The plethora of opportunities made available to the students to ensure our current and future successes. There are opportunites here that you may not have been considered for at another institution. I always feel like Central State is on my side. It's not as if i'm in competition with anyone, it's as if we are all in a partnetship; striving to help each other grow and become successful.

 

Hometown: Prince Georges County, MD

High School: Potomac High School

Class of : 2016

Major: Business Administration, Concentration in Managment

 

What do you like most about CSU?
I love all the people I have come into contact with here. On a daily basis, the family atmposhere here is overwhelmingly comforting. Central State is where I belong. I couldn't see myself anywhere else.

Tamika

Hometown: Prince Georges County, MD

High School: Potomac High School

Class of : 2016

Major: Business Administration, Concentration in Managment


Campus Involvement: FCLA President & UC-SAC Spokesperson

 

Why did you choose CSU?
As cliche as it may sound, I didn't choose CSU, It chose me. I was out of school for a year after high school and Central State made it easy for me to return. The staff took the time to help me with all the paper work and even granted me with scholarships. Central State University made obtaining a degree possible when I didn't it would be.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?
When I graduate I plan on runninng someone's Fortune 500 Company.

 

What do you like most about CSU?
I love all the people I have come into contact with here. On a daily basis, the family atmposhere here is overwhelmingly comforting. Central State is where I belong. I couldn't see myself anywhere else.

 

Hometown: Mansfield, OH

High School: Mansfield Senior High School

Classification: Graduating Senior

Major: Psychology

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose to attend Central State University because I always wanted to attend a Historically Black University. My sophomore year in high school I was able to take a tour of the campus with an organization I was in. From the time I set foot on CSU’s campus I felt as if this was my home...

Tevin

Hometown: Mansfield, OH

High School: Mansfield Senior High School

Major: Psychology

Campus Involvement: IMM Invincible Marching Marauders, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose to attend Central State University because I always wanted to attend a Historically Black College or University. My sophomore year in high school I was able to take a tour of the campus with an organization I was in. From the time I set foot on CSU’s campus I felt as if this was my home, the amount of pride I felt from my tour guide was incredible and I knew that spending the next four years here was the best decision for me.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?
After I graduate from Central State, I plan on attend graduate school for High Education/Student Affairs. My long term goal is to return to my Alma Mater and serve has the University President.

 

What do you like most about CSU?
What I like most about Central State University is the life lesson I have learned here and the long-term friends I have gained. CSU stresses academic excellence, but I have also learned a lot through my experiences outside of the classroom. CSU has made me into a completely well rounded young man. With encouragement from the faculty, staff, and my peers I have been able to succeed academically, but I have also grown and expanded my mind culturally.

 

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