My name is Kyra Forbes and I am a senior communication major at the illustrious Tuskegee University from Inglewood California. I am ecstatic to be one of the newest interns for The Tuskegee News. It is a pleasure to display my writing skills.
I chose to attend this beautiful university because of my fascination with Historically Black Colleges or Universities. During my senior year of high school, I went on national tour, otherwise known as a program for young aspiring African Americans, named Stepping in the Right Direction.
The tour is centered on getting young African American to attend more historically black colleges. The program gives three separate tours, one during the homecoming of a college of their choice, one during spring break and one during the summer.
The tour that I chose to attend was the homecoming tour. Lucky enough for me, this tour would impact my future more than I understood.
When I was on the tour the spirit of Tuskegee resonated with me in a big way. The spirit of the university is what primarily resonated with me. It is difficult of me to explain the feeling I experienced in this moment, except for comfortable.
Not many other HBCU’s that gave us tours that were as welcoming as Tuskegee. Although the City may be small, the spirit of the City seems to come alive when we all come together.
Being a Tuskegee woman shaped me into the person that I always wanted to be. but didn’t have the discipline to do so. As I come to a close of my time at Tuskegee, I will implement every lesson learned and carry them with me in my life and career.
As earlier stated, it is a pleasure to be interning for The Tuskegee News. I look forward to the stories I will write and getting more engaged with my community. I hope through this internship the community of Tuskegee and the University community will be brought closer.
I also look forward to getting more students to read The Tuskegee News.