Quenshae Love

You might say Queshae Love had an on-again-off-again experience at Ҵý-Columbus.

Originally, from Minneapolis, Minn., Love received a basketball scholarship to play for the Raiders and went on to earn All-NCCAC honors as freshman and sophomore and All-Region IX as a sophomore. She intended to continue playing basketball at a four-year school, but her plan didn’t work out. It was then that Love decided to return to the Columbus Campus and focus on completing her academic requirements.

Love’s favorite course was biology. In particular, she admired her biology instructor, Dr. Lauren Gillespie.

“She is such a great teacher,” said Love. “You can go to her about anything. It doesn’t even have to be about biology. You can go out of class time and just hang out with her.”

Love said her favorite thing about Ҵý was “the mentors, the counselors, the deans and the people that are here to help.”

Love graduated from Ҵý in December 2019 and transferred to Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla., where she is pursuing a degree in social work.

When asked what memories she will take from Ҵý, Love said all of them, even some of the disappointments related to basketball.

“Everything was a lesson that I learned from,” said Love.