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Q&A With Joan E. Gosier

Do you feel that HBCUs are unrealistic and thus detrimental to the development of young African Americans?
"Absolutely NOT! I have committed MY LIFE to helping to remove this myth!"

Interviewed by Jasmine Gill 08/19/10

As people of color, are we ready to allow the new president to do his joy without reverting to the crabs in a bucket past?
"WE CAN DO THIS!..Personally, I reject the crabs analogy!"

Interviewed by Thomasena Martin-Johnson 08/19/10

What is your gift to the world?
"My gift is the ability to inspire, uplift and spark thought through faith and works!"

Interviewed by Jon C. 08/15/10

Why did you decide to join
"To increase my network in cyberspace!"

Interviewed by Will Moss 08/15/10

What do you want out of life?
"To uplift and inspire 200,000 Future Dreamers, Leaders and Achievers!"

Interviewed by Jehan Bunch 08/15/10

What is your contribution in Shifting the paradigm of dysfunction in the African American community
"Excellent question. My contribution in shifting the paradigm of dysfunction will prayerfully be felt through my family's new clothing line and gifts,, our informational networking resources,, our educational resource program, and ultimately my book soon to be published, I know that i have made a huge difference in my immediate family and my own children. My oldest daughter scored an almost perfect score last year on her kindergarten statewide NCLB exam! WE CAN DO THIS!"

Interviewed by Dr. Okpara Nosakhere 11/24/08

If you were banned from the United States and you have to leave today, what country would you go to live in - and why?
"I would be in Seychelles in a heartbeat. My perception and impression (haven't been YET) is that it is GEORGEOUS, very pristine, beautiful people, African culture and a hard target for bombing-LOL. While I was spending time in South Africa I learned about it and VOWED to one day get there to see for myselft!"

Interviewed by Dante Lee 09/03/08

What is the #1 thing you like about
"I like the fact that I know most HBCU students and younger alumni are only a log-in away!"

Interviewed by Will Moss 03/10/08

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Joan E. Gosier
Internet Analyst and Children, HBCU Kidz, Inc.

Location: Urbanna, VA United States
Birthday: Dec 29th
Joined: Jan 26th, 2001
About   (request update)
I am a dedicated mompreneur working for the advancement of all of the wonderful members of the Class of 2028 who are all of the little munchkins currently running around.

My goal is to work with my family in designing an innovative line of clothing that they can all wear proudly and feel special each and every day.

I have written a book about our journey called, "Cotton Pickin' Paycheck-A 21st Century Journal of Escape from Slavery"
My Interview Question
If U had a choice to do your best or beat the rest, what would it be?
Current Whereabouts:
After graduation I joined Eli Lilly & Co. as an international financial analyst in Indianapolis and later went on to get my MBA in International Finance and Marketing from the University of Michigan. Currently, I am living and working in small town in Virginia. I am happily married to Thomas Gosier (aka Go-Go HU '89) and mother of two toddler girls. I absolutely love children and real estate. I am a specialist in community redevelopment, affordable housing and urban renewal. Our family is actively involved with building a grassroots internet presence:,,, and
Life & Professional Aspirations:
My life aspiration is to leave a legacy of PERSONAL success for my children and their children. I aspire to complete the writing of my 21 MOST IMPACTFUL life lessons learned called "Cotton Pickin' Paycheck-A 21st Century Journal of Escape from Slavery"
Education   (request update)
Hampton University class of 1990
Undergrad Major: Business Administration
Campus Organization:
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Claim To Fame:
I always had to have a 5 year plan written in my planner!
Most Memorable Moment:
My most memorable moments in college were all the Greek parties and dramatic events at the "AKA House" on Chancellor Avenue!
University of Michigan-MBA International Finance and Marketing class of
Grad Major:
High School: Milford Mill Senior High in Baltimore, MD class of 1986
Activities & Accomplishments:
Student Government Leadership Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track
Best Memories:
Graduating Milford Mill Sr. Class President left me with many wonderful memories. My best was our Sr. Class Trip to Orlando, Florida! "Nothing Restricts the Class of '86"
I currently work with HBCU Kidz, Inc. as Internet Analyst and Children
I have 30 years of experience working in the Internet/E-Commerce industry.
HBCU St. Paul's College-What's Next? HBCU St. Paul's College-What's Next?
James Solomon Russell, a former enslaved African, began a school in 1888 which grew up to become St. Paul's College. On April 9, 2014 the 137 acres of land and various historical buildings will be sol ...more
Posted by Joan E. Gosier on March 29th, 2014 • 5,799 Views
TONIGHT! 8:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m. EST CALL IN TO THE SHOW! What is the HBCU Spirit all about? Where are they located? Why should a student attend there? We want to hear from ALL alumni, students or fa ...more
Posted by Joan E. Gosier on July 28th, 2011 • 13,046 Views
Does the BLACK COMMUNITY wait too late to promote college to its YOUTH? Does the BLACK COMMUNITY wait too late to promote college to its YOUTH?
As a parent of two, I was perusing a Parenting magazine and couldn't help but notice the numerous ads for preschool "prep" schools that boast of their impressive alumni. I was discussing with a friend ...more
Posted by Joan E. Gosier on August 17th, 2010 • 20,763 Views
We just learned this morning that we were nominated for the BEST SITE FOR FAMILIES by VOTING ENDS 10:00 P.M. TONIGHT! VOTE AS MANY TIMES AS U WISH! Please help us by voting ...more
Posted by Joan E. Gosier on August 14th, 2010 • 12,916 Views
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Guestbook Comments
Have a wonderful day!
Tagged by Elynor Moss on 05/25/2017  
God bless you and may you have a marvelous and productive day. When you get a chance please visit my profile to check out some info that might appeal to you.
Tagged by Ralph White on 05/22/2014  
How are you all doing. I have been out of town in Atlanta at my class and I drive so I end up being gone for five days and it is 12 hours away and three eight hour days of class so I end up whipped. Let me know when the three of us might chat a bit.
Tagged by Tod Ewing on 10/22/2009  
Hi, it seems you visited my page. BTW, I am a Candidate for Detroit City Counil 2009. Visit my website: (313)646.1461
Tagged by B. Dwight Foster, B.A., MS-MANAGEMENT on 11/30/2008  
I love your profile
Tagged by bobby riley on 10/19/2008  
Will Do:)
Tagged by agnes levine on 08/28/2008  
hey joan! thanks for the invite. glad to see you are doing well! for some reason i didn't know you were from baltimore. good to see you kept it in the hu family by marrying an alunni.
Tagged by craig yarbrough on 07/03/2008  
Thanks, Happy Holidays to you as well and may the rest of your year and the next be joyous.
Tagged by Candice Johnson on 12/20/2007  
Greetings! Thanks for the add! I hope all is well!
Tagged by Jehan Bunch on 11/26/2007  
Hi, I just wanted to say Thanks for the update on the Disney movie
Tagged by Candice Johnson on 10/17/2007  
Hey Cousin! I hope this year has been promising to you thus far! Be blessed!
Tagged by Kameelah Brown on 01/26/2007  
Hey Joan, appreciate the blog comments about the voice2page. I just got Your msg. and replied. Take care.
Tagged by WILLIAM W. HEMMANS III on 08/08/2006  
Hi Sis, I pray all is well for You. I wanted to speak. I wish the best in All You Dreams, Aspirations and have Goals in life. Blessings, Sincerely Rattla Alum
Tagged by WILLIAM W. HEMMANS III on 02/07/2006  
Hello Joan...I am moving to Orlando soon...I hope to meet you may contact me at
Tagged by Autry Brantley on 07/20/2004  
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