Brittney Brown

Brittney Brown

Full Name: Brittney Dakota Brown 

Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

Major: Political Science 

Minors: African American Studies/ Philosophy 

Expected Semester of Graduation: Spring 2019

Why did you join the Honors College?

I joined the Honors College because I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and join a program that would academically challenge me. I was not satisfied with my performance in high school, so I created a list of academic goals I knew I could achieve. 

How has the Honors College shaped your experience at Millersville University?

The program has shaped my experience both socially and academically. Some of my closest friends are in the program. With regards to academics, I have been able to network with various professionals through the Beideman Professional Development Program. I also benefit academically from the program since our class sizes are small. 

What was your favorite honors course? Why?

My favorite honors course was History of Ideas with Clarence Maxwell. This course required a lot of reading, but it required critical thinking. The class also promoted debate which is enjoyable. The material can be intimidating but any student in the course will learn new perspectives. 

How many credits do you typically take?

In a semester, I usually take 15 Credits. 

What other organizations have you been a part of?

NAACP College Chapter At Millersville University 

Pre-Law society 

Black Student Union 

Debate Team 

What leadership roles have you had on campus?

Juvenile Justice Chair NAACP

Vice President NAACP 

Vice President Pre Law Society 

Executive Member for the President's Commission on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion 

Conduct Board Member 

Fundraising Chair Honors College Student Association 

Mentor for Americorps 

Mentor for Honors College 

What community service events have you completed while in the honors college? This does not necessarily have to be for honors college community service credit. 

Day of caring 

Womans shelter 

Campus Cupboard (featured in the Snapper for this)

What advice would you give to incoming Freshman?

Involvement is important because it can lead to networking. Also, try to become involved early on so that you can obtain some various leadership roles. Do not be afraid to branch out and come out of that comfort zone.

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