AGRADE history spotlight: Benjamin Thomason
I chose Wayne State because I liked the setting of the campus. It was located close by my house so I could save money not having to pay for a dorm or apartment, and I believe the professors and classes on campus are of good quality while tuition is a bit more affordable than most. I also think the UROP is a great opportunity for undergraduates to get some real professional experience to prepare them for graduate school and I don't know of other local universities offering programs like it.
AGRADE sociology spotlight: Jason Smith
Because of the AGRADE program, I was able to maximize my time and money spent at WSU. It also helped tremendously in making the jump from undergraduate to graduate school a breeze. The most rewarding part was when I officially enrolled in the graduate school and I only had 16 credits left until completion.
Melba Boyd: A thought leader in African American literature and cinema
Melba Joyce Boyd, Distinguished Professor in African American Studies, is an award-winning author of 13 books, nine of which are poetry. Boyd's poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction have appeared in anthologies, academic journals, cultural periodicals and newspapers in the United States and Europe.