Completion With a Purpose Blog

Celebrating 30 Years of Student Success With Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Celebrating student success is always a pleasure. But celebrating three decades of that success is a true honor. My Strada Education NetworkSM colleague Venice Sherman and I had the opportunity to do just that at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 30th Anniversary Awards Gala last week. TMCF has spent 30 years helping Historically Black Colleges and Universities students succeed…

Serving in the Spirit of a Transformational Leader

The Rev. Charles Williams spent his life advocating for equality, transforming Indiana Black Expo into a force for the social and economic advancement of African-Americans. So I was especially honored to represent Strada Education NetworkSM as we received the Reverend Charles R. Williams Award from IBE last week. Honored because Strada Education shares the commitment of IBE — so…

Honoring a Legend by Expanding Opportunities

Jackie Robinson is a sports legend, known best for breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier. But, as last month’s groundbreaking event for the Jackie Robinson Museum reminded us, his legacy lives on in ways that stretch far beyond baseball. That’s why I am so proud — and humbled — to have been at that ceremony. There, we heard about Robinson’s…

Shining a Light on Opportunities in College and Career

I often am struck by the many opportunities I have had in my career and my life, thanks to the college degree I received many years ago. And then I think about the challenges that today’s college students face — challenges that too often prevent them from enjoying the myriad opportunities my degree has afforded me. That’s why I’m proud…