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Farewells-not goodbye ... just beginning

Thank you. Next!

By Miniya Shabazz
On December 6, 2018

Miniya Shabazz

If you would have told me I would have ended up in Grambling for college I would have laughed in disbelief.


Three years ago, I was a senior graduating from high school. Unsure of my path in life; unsure of my future. Today, I can say I will soon be an alumna of the Grambling State University and I am elated.


Through my tenure at Grambling people have often asked me: You’re from Maryland? Why Grambling? I chose Grambling because I had my heart set on attending an HBCU, I received a scholarship and I wanted to experience living in a different state...expand my horizon, if you will.


When I got here, like most of the students from big cities, it was a culture shock. There is no bus or train; real good country living. I would have never guessed I would be able to call this place home, but I do. I have met some of my best friends here and gained impactful experiences to take with me as I prepare to graduate from this wonderful institution.


I want to offer a piece of advice to Grambling students. Don’t leave here without getting involved. Joining a club/organization, starting one, being involved in your major and participating in school activities will make your college experience richer.


During my time here I worked at The Gramblinite, the GSU Media Bureau, pledged the best sorority, and was able to secure an internship at ESPN’s The Undefeated. It was because of Grambling, and I want to give thanks to everyone who helped me along this journey.

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