Clark Atlanta University graduate shares his experiences of attending an HBCU

Clark Atlanta University graduate shares his experiences of attending an HBCU
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Clark Atlanta University senior Warren Hawkins III will be graduating on May 20, 2019. He currently serves as the student government association undergraduate president.

Below is an interview with rolling out in which he describes his experience at an HBCU.

Where do you see yourself in five to ten years?

I believe I will be walking in God’s purpose for my life just as I am now. I believe I’ll be walking in my calling. God has put on my heart to pastor my own church and I see it.

What has graduating from college added to your thought process and personality?

In my family, my immediate family, I will be the first male on May 20, 2019, to graduate from a college or a four-year university. When I think about it, it means so much to me because I’ve shifted the dynamics of my family and I’m setting a norm for what’s expected for the future. And when I really think about that, it has to start with somebody, it had to start somewhere and I just thank God for this opportunity because to whom much is given, much is required.

What is your favorite college memory?

Serving the students. When I look back, ever since I stepped foot here at Clark Atlanta University, I have been of service to my peers and administration at my institution. I was the freshman class president, sophomore class president, student government association undergraduate vice president, and now student government association undergraduate president. I thank God for allowing me to be in these positions of the surface because when I looked back and I think about the Bible and Jesus at the last supper and how he washed the feet of his disciples, that is what I try to live by.

What did you learn about myself while getting your education?

While at this HBCU, CAU, I’ve learned things about myself that I’ve never even known. I say that simply because when I think about these past four years, I’ve been stretched, I’ve been shaped, and I’ve been molded in many different ways. This actually leads me to my book Shaped For Greater Works. I believe this experience here at CAU has been a part of me walking in God’s calling in my life. This has been a part of me learning about myself and learning about different forms of leadership. Every experience that I’ve had thus far in this undergraduate experience has shaped me for the best that is yet to come.

To keep up with Hawkins, follow him on Instagram @tattheanswer.

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