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In the Gold Seat with Rosaline Boone

Sitting down with the retired educator and two-time alum

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Garrett MacLean

We sat down with alumnus Rosaline Boone and talked about her time on campus and her current endeavors.

MAJOR: B.S. in history and language arts ’75, M.A. in teaching ’92

OCCUPATION: Retired educator and reading consultant; currently writing a science fiction novel

FAVORITE STUDY SPOT ON CAMPUS: Vandenberg Lounge and the student center. I also enjoyed playing Billiards there.

FAVORITE CLASS: Afro-American People, Intro to Africa, Slavery Race Relation New World, American and Russian History

FAVORITE PROFESSOR: Professor DeWitt S. Dykes. He instilled in me the desire to visit the African continent, which I did in the ’90s.

NICKNAME: Road Runner, since I’m always on the move.

FAVORITE HOBBY: Writing, reading and dancing.

BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING: “Paper Bag” by my favorite author and screenwriter, Brian W. Smith.

SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF: I have a lot of younger followers. My nieces and nephews and their friends love to have me around and take me places like the Jazz Festival at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre.

BEST ADVICE RECEIVED AS A STUDENT: Travel when you can, if at all possible. It’s a big world out there, you should see as much as possible.

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