Today we speak with Jamar Green, a junior double major in Law and Justice Studies and Africana Studies from Linden, NJ (Union County). Jamar, who transferred to Rowan from Union County College, is a first-generation college student. Jamar lives on-campus at 230 Victoria.
Thank you to Tatianna Addison, senior communications studies major from Browns Mills, NJ (Burlington County), for this series idea to honor Black students during Black History Month.
What is your student experience here at Rowan like, as a Black student at a PWI (Predominantly White Institution)?
I feel that going to a PWI will better benefit me. The experience I have had so far at Rowan had been on the positive side. I do feel included at Rowan. In both of my majors, I feel like they support Black students well.
How did you find your friend group here at Rowan?
The way I found my friend group at Rowan was by joining clubs and a transfer group chat when I first attended.
Are you involved with Black Rowan?
Yes, I am. I am on the executive board for the African Student Association and the NAACP chapter.
What advice would you give to a Black high school student considering your major here at Rowan?
Be ready to work hard and don’t give up no matter what anyone says. It’s not a field they want to see us in, but a field they’re going to need us in if they want to see change.
What are your professional goals?
I want to become a criminal defense attorney.
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Rachel Rumsby, sophomore communication studies and public relations double major