Student Stories: Jamie Binns

Jamie Binns, Junior, Talladega College: 

Binns didn’t always plan on going to an historically black college or university, but after getting into and later enrolling at Talladega College in Alabama, he’s grateful for the experience. “I would like to think that my HBCU has done well for me and has been able to afford me a lot of opportunities,” says Binns, who is president of his school’s student government association, a member of the track and field team and a member of the presidential honor society. He wants people to realize that HBCUs can be just as challenging as any other. “An HBCU experience, or an HBCU education rather, is not inferior to a predominantly white institution,” Binns adds. HBCUs have had prestigious alumni go out and do great things, he says.

And he’s right.