Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: Northwestern High School

Class of: 2017

Major: Sociology

 

Why did you choose CSU?

Most people usually come with a sob story of how they chose CSU, but mine is different. My story is more of a “I came, I saw, I conquered” story. I chose Central State University because I saw this campus many times because my older brother attended here, so I became accustomed to the school...


Alex

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: Northwestern High School

Class of: 2017

Major: Sociology

Minor: Criminal Justice

 

Campus Involvement: FCLA (Family Community & Leadership in Action), Debate team, and Jr. Class Vice-President

 

Why did you choose CSU?

Most people usually come with a sob story of how they chose CSU, but mine is different. My story is more of a “I came, I saw, I conquered” story. I chose Central State University because I saw this campus many times because my older brother attended here, so I became accustomed to the school. I came to Central State, I saw what it had to offer, and I am now conquering my classes.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?

After I graduate I plan to attend UofM (Go Blue) Master’s program to attain my Master of Art degree in Sociology. After obtaining my Master’s Degree, I plan to come back and teach at CSU, to pour into my University the same way that it has poured into me. “Wealth = Knowledge, Share the Wealth”

 

What do you like most about CSU?

What I like most about CSU . . . I would have to say the school spirit and the tradition. From the emotional and mental support of the staff and faculty to the traditions of alumni and students.

 

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

Austin

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

High School: Central State University

Class of : 2016

Major: Computer Science

>>

Campus Involvement: Student Trustee, College Republican Club, Student Ambassador, Department of Defense Scholar, Wesley Village Hall Council, FCLA, and S.A.A.B (Student African American Brotherhood)

 

Why did you choose CSU?

I chose to attend Central because of the wealth of opportunities available here as well as the wonderful family atmosphere that comes from a small close knit community and campus. Central was also close to home but far enough away where I could really get a chance to feel the full 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 the faculty, staff, and students; people that I can count on to help me with my future endeavors. The one thing 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

 

TOUR GUIDE CYPHER

 

Hometown: Palmdale, CA

High School: Highland High School

Class of: 2016

Major: Psychology

Minor: Criminal Justice

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?

I plan on becoming a psychologist for juveniles and work in the prison and court systems. My goal help our youth and build them from the ground up.

Byron

Hometown: Palmdale, CA

High School: Highland High School

Class of: 2016

Major: Psychology

Minor: Criminal Justice

 

Campus Involvement: CSU Debate Team, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

 

Why did you choose CSU?

I transfered her from another HBCU. I chose CSU because I wanted still have that HBCU experience; along with the smaller classes. I also liked that fact that their were along of networking opportunities and chances to build personal connections with like-minded peers.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?

I plan on becoming a psychologist for juveniles and work in the prison and court systems. My goal help our youth and build them from the ground up.

 

What do you like most about CSU?

I like Central State because of the resources here. Because of our size, people assume that their are limited opportunities here but it is actually the opposite. Because of our size the personal attention and opportunities seem almost limitless. The student organizations here are the building ground of what makes this university standout.

 

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: Old Redford High School

Class of: 2018

Major: Graphic Design

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?

After graduation, I plan on becoming a graphic designer at a large corporation to show off my skills and later opening up my own graphic design company and music production firm.

Charise

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: Old Redford High School

Class of: 2018

Major: Graphic Design


Campus Involvement: FCLA (Family and Community Leadership in Action)

 

Why did you choose CSU?

I chose Central State University, because I love the family environment and also because my sister graduated from here and she loved her experience. I could remember coming down here and visiting her. We always had a great time on campus.  When it was time to start looking at universities, CSU was at the top of my list.

.

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?

After graduation, I plan on becoming a graphic designer at a large corporation to show off my skills and later opening up my own graphic design company and music production firm.

.

What do you like most about?

The family atmosphere what I like most about CSU. I get the feeling of being home away from home because everyone is so close. It feels like it is one big neighborhood or community.

 

Hometown: Chicago, IL

High School: Young Women's Leadership Charter School

Class of: 2017

Major: Accounting

 

What do you like most about CSU?

What I LOVE most about Central is that it is a SMALL university, but a HUGE family. The family orientation of my HBCU is amazing. I have created many bonds, connected with people I never thought I would connect with, and even uplifted others.

Cymbrehona

Hometown: Chicago, IL

High School: Young Women's Leadership Charter School

Class of: 2017

Major: Accounting

 

Campus Involvement: Campus Activities Board,The Optimist Club, Honors Program

 

Why did you choose CSU?

I chose Central because the environment was very intimate and family oriented. I felt like I was at home when I stepped on the campus. Also, Central gave me the chance to be a part of a family and awarded me a full-ride scholarship. The staff, faculty, as well as the students showed a sense of unity and I felt that I belonged here. I have been able to create bonds and network with others who have the same drive and goals as me. There are plenty of opportunities here at Central and there is nothing in the way to stop you, but you.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?

After I graduate, I plan to attend business school to pursue my Master’s in Business Administration all while working on obtaining my Certified Public Accountant license. My plan is start my own accounting firm specializing in all branches of accounting.

 

What do you like most about CSU?

What I LOVE most about Central is that it is a SMALL university, but a HUGE family. The family orientation of my HBCU is amazing. I have created many bonds, connected with people I never thought I would connect with, and even uplifted others. Central allowed me to find myself; find things about myself I never knew about. I feel like Central helped me create a better sense of personality. Central has allowed me to define myself!

 

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School:  Henry Ford Academy

Class of:  2016

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

Class of:  2016

Major: Communication Broadcast Media


Campus Involvement: Campus Activity Board, Royal Court (Mr. Sophomore & Mr. Bronze), 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 graduate school and pursuing a business degree. Ultimately, I would like to work for a successful television production company like 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 ourselves 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.


CSU MyStory Video

TOUR GUIDE CYPHER

 

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: West Side Academy

Class of: 2015

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 a great since of welcoming and acceptance here. I immediately became someone little brother...

DeAngelo

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: West Side Academy

Class of: 2015

Major: Communication Broadcast Media

 

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association (Inter-Organization Coucil Senator), Cheerleader, 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 a 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 take the time to get to know you as an individual. Central State University is a small institution with huge opportunities.

_

TOUR GUIDE CYPHER

 

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

High School: Western Hills University High School

Class of: 2016

Major: Criminal justice

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I always wanted to attend an H.B.C.U. and when I visited the campus, 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.

Denzel

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

High School: Western Hills University High School

Class of: 2015

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 the campus, 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 school 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 have 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 part of a huge family.

 

CSU MyStory Video

 

.

 

Hometown: Dayton, OH

High School: Stivers School for the Arts

Class of: 2018

Major: Pre-Biology

Minor: Computer Science

 

What do you like most about CSU
I like the people. Already, I have made friends here that I plan to keep for the rest of my life. The atmosphere here has helped me to grow as a person and I can not see myself anywhere else...

Frederick

Hometown: Dayton, OH

High School: Stivers School for the Arts

Class of: 2018

Major: Pre-Biology

Minor: Computer Science

 

Campus Involvement: Biological Society

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose CSU because of the family atmosphere and the opportunity to be truly great. I love it here and want to improve the CSU image and become a positive impact on the world.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?
I plan to attend graduate school upon graduation. After acquiring my doctorate degree I plan to do my own research with the hope of making a name for myself in the scientific community.

 

What do you like most about CSU
I like the people. Already, I have made friends here that I plan to keep for the rest of my life. The atmosphere here has helped me to grow as a person and I can not see myself anywhere else. In college I feel the education is important, but what is more important is the relationships formed.

 

Hometown: Columbus, OH

High School: Westerville Central High School

Class of: 2017

Major: Political Science

Minor: Pre-Law, English

 

What do you like most about CSU
Of course I love the  family atmosphere, but I also love how my teachers really care about my progress academically. They are not only to help teach; they're here to help me grow, pursue new endeavors and follow my dreams.

Isaac

Hometown: Columbus, OH

High School: Westerville Central High School

Class of: 2017

Major: Political Science

Minor: Pre-Law, English

 

Campus Involvement: CSU Debate Team

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose CSU because of the family atmosphere I received when I came on my tour. It made me feel comfortable and was very welcoming. I also had a family member that attended this university in the past and they told me how much fun they had and how many life long friends they made here.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?
Right after graduating from Central State University, I plan to attend law school at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio.

 

What do you like most about CSU
Of course I love the  family atmosphere, but I also love how my teachers really care about my progress academically. They are not only to help teach; they're here to help me grow, pursue new endeavors and follow my dreams.

 

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

Class of: 2016

Major: Mathematics

 

Campus Involvement: Royal Court (Mr. Junior), Resident Advisor, 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. Also, I would have to say campaign week. I had the opportunity to run for Mr. Junior and participate in the Mr. & Miss Central State University Pageant. I had a lot fun campaigning that week and really appreciated how the students and staff supported me.

 

CSU MyStory Video

TOUR GUIDE CYPHER

 

Hometown: Detroit, MI

High School: West Side Academy

Class of: 2016

Major: Manufacturing Engineering

 

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 Engineering

 

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.

 

CSU MyStory Video

 

Hometown: Chicago, IL

High School: Kenwood Academy

Class of: 2017

Major: Manufacturing Engineering

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose to attend Central State University for two reason; One, because it was affordable and two because felt a great sense of unity throughout the campus. My parents and I both thought that with the numerous scholarship opportunities, the tuition was manageable.

Lauren

Hometown: Chicago, IL

High School: Kenwood Academy

Class of: 2017

Major: Manufacturing Engineering

 

Campus Involvement: Resident Advisor, Miss Bronze 2013-2014, Member of P.O.I.S.E., Pre-Law Society

 

Why did you choose CSU?
I chose to attend Central State University for two reason; One, because it was affordable and two because felt a great sense of unity throughout the campus. My parents and I both thought that with the numerous scholarship opportunities, the tuition was manageable.  You can really see how unified the faculty and student body is. Being a part of this family has allowed me to network with people that share similar goals. I been able to be mentored by people that have worked in the same field that I intend to work in. I’m glad that I’ve made the “smart” choice.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?
When I graduate from Central, I plan to attend law school and I have already begun working with my advisors to find a law program that fits me. The plan is to practice patent law, specifically for engineers.

 

What do you like most about CSU?
What I love most about Central State University is how culturally diverse our campus is. Although it is a HBCU, we all come from various demographic, cultural and religious backgrounds. And with all the various organizations and clubs, we’re all learning to accept and respect each other differences.

 

TOUR GUIDE CYPHER

 

Hometown: Washington D.C.

High School: Cesar Chavez PCS

Class of: 2018

Major: Biology

Minor: Broadcast Media

 

What do you like most about CSU?

I chose Central State University because they recognized my potential and gave me an opportunity that no one else would risk. In the short time I’ve been here, the faculty and staff have really taken the time to make sure that I am successful. I am truly thankful Central State.

Milton

Hometown: Washington D.C.

High School: Cesar Chavez PCS

Class of: 2018

Major: Biology

Minor: Broadcast Media

 

Campus Involvement: Freshman Class Council

 

Why did you choose CSU?

I chose Central State University because they recognized my potential and gave me an opportunity that no one else would risk. In the short time I’ve been here, the faculty and staff have really taken the time to make sure that I am successful. I am truly thankful Central State.

 

What do you plan on doing after you graduate?
My plan is to become a High School Biology Teacher. I want to help the next student like me.

 

What do you like most about CSU?
What I love most about being is at CSU is the incredible family atmosphere.  It really feels as if the people here have my back and are continuously looking out for me.

 

Hometown: Chicago, IL

High School: Crete Monee High School

Class of: 2016

Major: Physical Education

Minor: Recreation

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?

After Graduation I plan on teaching middle age children. I want to help mentor younger students and help them prepare for their future endeavors. Just as the staff here have done for me, I want to help others transition from boy I was then to the man I am now.

Rykki

Hometown: Chicago, IL

High School: Crete Monee High School

Class of: 2016

Major: Physical Education

Minor: Recreation

 

Campus Involvement: ICONIC Models

 

Why did you choose CSU?

I chose Central State University because I fell in love with the "at home" atmosphere it held. The students and faculty adopted me in and now I love my H.B.C.U.

 

What do you plan on doing when you graduate?

After Graduation I plan on teaching middle age children. I want to help mentor younger students and help them prepare for their future endeavors. Just as the staff here have done for me, I want to help others transition from boy I was then to the man I am now.

 

What do you like most about CSU?

I love my classes and the one on one attention I get from my professors, but I'd have to say that the social festivities are what I like best, particularly the athletic events. Rather it's football, basketball, or even a volleyball game.

 

TOUR GUIDE CYPHER

 

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 think 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: Fort Wayne, IN

High School: Wayne High School

Class of: 2018

Major: Biology

 

What do you like most about CSU?

What I like most about Central State University are the small class sizes, the classes are small enough where I don't feel overwhelmed. The professors actually know who I am and it's easy to get assist from them. I also love having all my new family members,
Tiara

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

High School: Wayne High School

Class of: 2018

Major: Biology


Why did you choose CSU?

I chose to come Central State because on my first visit here it felt like home;  like this was the place I was called and needed to be.

 

What do you plan on doing after you graduate?
After I graduate from Central I plan to continue my education and attend a graduate school, preferably in the south.

 

What do you like most about CSU?
What I like most about Central State University are the small class sizes, the classes are small enough where I don't feel overwhelmed. The professors actually know who I am and it's easy to get assist from them. I also love having all my new family members, there's always somebody checking on me and looking out for me.