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Episode31: Download This Episode
  University of California Riverside - Commercial
Wherever your journey started, there is a place for you at UC Riverside.

Located in Riverside, California, UC Riverside is one of the most highly ranked academic institutions in the United States.

It honors a heritage of world-class academic excellence as one of 10 schools in the University of California system.

Discover your hidden potential at UC Riverside.

Visit The University of California Riverside Website:
http://www.ucr.edu/

University of California Riverside Admissions:
http://admissions.ucr.edu/

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  College Readiness Through Mentoring - MentoringYou
In this episode I spoke with Ms. Darcel Washington of MentoringYou.

Mentoring You, LLC. is an effective college and career readiness structured program committed to academic excellence. Their mission is to increase college enrollment in underserved communities and reduce stress for each individual student and family through the college transition process.

Find out more about MentoringYou, access them via online:

Website:
http://www.mentoringyou.net

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Episode29: Download This Episode
  ScholarChics - The Pre-College Course For Young Ladies
In this episode I spoke with Ms. Darcel Washington and Sean Krista, Co-Founders of ScholarChics.

Scholar Chics is a One Day pre-college course dedicated to the empowerment of young ladies who are heading off to college. Our program is built to strengthen character, add accountability, and enrich dedication to achievement.

Through their creative curriculum it is their mission to instill key tools that will help young ladies excel daily as they maneuver their way through college life and beyond.

Find out more about ScholarChics, access them via online:

Website:
http://www.scholarchics.com

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009265445829

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/scholarchics

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  Raising Awareness To Increase Academic Success - Part 2
Ms. Khaliah Ferguson talks about the achievement gap and how to get your child prepared for the real world and academically sound. Some of the things she covers in this episode are:


- The Achievement Gap
- Obtaining and Improving Your Child`s Test Scores
- Empowers Parents to motivate their children to value education
- Occupying Your Child`s Time With Extra-Curricula Activities
- Getting involved in PTA and setting the tone with teachers
- Knowing what is going on with your childs education
- Hiring tutors for your children
- Finding out what your child gifts are and developing the gift


Founded in 2013, The goal of the African American Informed Parent is to bring a new and informed generation of parenting to the African American community to raise awareness on increasing academic success through out our race..

To find out more about the African-American Informed Parent, connect with them on facebook at: The African-American Informed Parent


Episode27: Download This Episode
  Diversity College Fair Commercial
What Better Way To Celebrate Heritage Month?

Get ready for the Diversity College Fair!

Register online so we can know you are coming: http://www.wediversify.com/diversitycollegefair

This is a Free Diversity College Fair for students 8th-12th grades, transfer students, parents, and the community at-large.
It`s never too late to start planning for college!

Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 3pm-8pm
The Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue, Oak Park Illinois 60301

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Episode26: Download This Episode
  Raising Awareness To Increase Academic Success - Part 1
In this episode I spoke with Ms. Khaliah Ferguson, Founder and CEO of The African American Informed Parent, about the following:

- Early Childhood Education/Development
- Advocating for your children in the school system
- Accomplishment of Natural Growth vs. Concerted Cultivation

Founded in 2013, The goal of the African American Informed Parent is to bring a new and informed generation of parenting to the African American community to raise awareness on increasing academic success through out our race..

Find out more about the African-American Informed Parent, access them via facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheAfricanAmericanInformedParent/

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Episode25: Download This Episode
  Governors State University - Admissions
In this episode I spoke with Kelvin Yarrington, Recruiting Specialist Admissions at Governors State University.

Founded in 1969, Governors State University GSU is a four-year public university in the state of Illinois that champions openness, innovation and flexibility. Serving more than 5,500 students, GSU offers 64 degree and 24 certificate programs and our students earn the qualifications needed to succeed in business, industry, healthcare, the arts and education.

Interested in Governors State University, access their website at http://www.govst.edu/

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  Eastern Illinois University - Admissions
In this episode I spoke with Shijuana Shannon, Assisant Director of Admissions at Eastern Illinois University.

Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.

Interested in the Eastern Illinois University, access their website at http://www.eui.edu

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Episode23: Download This Episode
  University of Illinois at Springfield - Admissions
In this episode I spoke with Brian Hodges, Admissions Counselor at the University of Illinois at Springfield, about what it takes to become a Prairie Stars.

The University of Illinois at Springfield provides an intellectually rich, collaborative, and intimate learning environment for students, faculty, and staff, while serving local, regional, state, national, and international communities.

UIS Values Diversity. They strive to create a campus climate that celebrates diversity and eliminates divisions, intolerance, and stereotyping, making every student feel welcome.

Interested in the University of Illinois at Springfield, access their website at http://www.uis.edu

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  Western Illinois University - Admissions
In this episode I spoke with Audrey R. Barrientos, Admissions Counselor at Western Illinois University, about the admissions process at WIU.

With Campuses located in Macomb,IL and Quad Cities/Moline, IL, Western Illinois University offers a variety of bachelor`s and master`s degree programs, pre-professional programs, two doctoral degrees, and certificate programs to more than 11,000 students.

Interested in Western Illinois University, access their website at http://www.wiu.edu

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Episode21: Download This Episode
  Senator Kimberly A. Lightford -Connect With Your Future
In this episode I sat and spoke with Senator Kimberly A. Lightford, Assistant Majority Leader of the 4th District in Illinois, about the Connect With Your Future College Fair for Seniors and Juniors.

In it`s 6th year, the Connect With Your Future College Fair for Seniors and Juniors is designed to build awareness of higher education opportunities to students and parents.

As well, it is geared towards giving students and parents access to State and Private Colleges & Universities all in one location.

To learn more about what Senator Kimberly A. Lightford is doing in the community, access her website by going to http://www.senatorlightford.com

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Episode20: Download This Episode
  Diversity College Fair
Get ready for the Diversity College Fair!

This is a Free Diversity College Fair for high school students, parents, and the community at-large. It`s never too late to start planning for college. Attend the Diversity College Fair to see which college is right for you!

The fair is on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 11am-3pm at the Oak Park Public Library Main Branch in Oak Park, IL.

At This College Fair, You Will Have The Opportunity To:
- Learn about the financial aid process.
- Understand more about the ACT and SAT
- Talk with admission counselors from over 50 colleges and universities.

Don`t miss this college fair. Be sure to bring your family and friends!

Register here:
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Episode19: Download This Episode
  Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
In this episode I spoke with Faye Ikner, Admissions Coordinator at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, about the admissions criteria to get into SIU.

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is located in Carbondale, Illinois, about 200 miles East of Saint Louis and 300 miles North of Memphis Tennessee. To access their website, go to http://www.siu.edu

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Episode18: Download This Episode
  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Admission
In this episode I spoke with Cerra Wilson, Admissions Coordinator at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, about the admissions criteria to get into SIU-Edwardsville.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is nestled in Edwardsville, Illinois. To access their website, go to http://www.siue.edu

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Episode17: Download This Episode
  Chicago State University: Admissions and Outreach
In this episode, I sat and spoke with Nancy Bhatia, Director of Admissions and Outreach at Chicago State University in Chicago,Illinois.

Chicago State University is located in Chicago, Illinois at 9501 S. King Drive. To access their website, go to http://www.csu.edu

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Episode16: Download This Episode
  Student Affairs: The Support Center For Graduation.
In this episode, we had the pleasure of having Rosann Santos-Elliot, the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Student Affairs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, as a guest on our show. We talked about how students have a home away from home through Student Affairs and how Student Affairs at CUNY engages students from the first time students step foot on campus, all the way to graduation.

Listen to the podcast above to find out more about how Student Affairs helps students get through and graduate from college.

Episode15: Download This Episode
  The University of Melbourne - Grad School Series
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It`s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 34 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014)

Listen to the podcast above to find out more information about The University of Melbourne and check out the video below.


Episode14: Download This Episode
  Drexel University School of Public Health - Grad School
Located in Phillidelphia, PA, Drexel University School of Public Health is diverse with 25% African American, 24% Asian, and 4% Hispanic. The Drexel University School of Public Health offers doctoral, master and joint degrees, online certificates and an undergraduate program.

The Drexel University School of Public Health is the only fully-accredited school of public health and full member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in southeastern Pennsylvania, and is built on a foundation of understanding that health and human rights are inextricably entwined. The school is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Listen to the podcast above to find out more information about The Drexel University School of Public Health and check out the video below.


Episode13: Download This Episode
  George Mason University - Grad School Series
Located in Arlington, VA, The School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University (SPGIA) offers 15 academic degree programs.

SPGIA offers classes on George Mason`s Fairfax and Arlington campuses. Both campuses are easily accessible by public transportation and are just a few Metro stops from downtown Washington, D.C. The School`s faculty also has offices on the two campuses.

Listen to the podcast above to find out more information about the George Mason Graduate School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs.

Episode12: Download This Episode
  Dominican University Graduate School of Social Work
Located in River Forest, Illinois, Dominican University`s Graduate School of Social Work challenges you to change the world by helping you obtain the skills you need to make a difference.

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, we prepare professional social workers for globally-focused, family-centered practice. Our mission guides us to advocate for human rights, social and economic justice for all persons and promote human and community well being.

Listen to the podcast above to find out more information about the Dominican University Graduate School of Social Work.

Episode11: Download This Episode
  Shimer College - Transfer College Fair
Located in Chicago, Illinois, Shimer College is a liberal arts school that enrolls fewer than 150 students. Being a 4-year institution, Shimer College is a place to develop breadth and depth of knowledge in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and integrative studies.

Listen to the podcast above to find out more information about Shimer College.

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  College Fair Interview - Holy Cross
College of The Holy Cross is a leading liberal arts university with an enrollment of over 2,900 students. As a four-year private Jesuit university, Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Listen to the podcast above and check out the video below to find out more information about Holy Cross.


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  College Fair Interview - Manhattanville College
Considering studying on the EastCoast? Manhattanville College has over 50 academic programs of study for students to choose from.

Located in Purchase, New York, Manhattanville College is diverse with over 2,000 combined graduate and undergraduate students enrolled.

Mission: To educate students to be ethical and socially-responsible leaders in a global community.

Listen to the podcast above or check out the video below to find out more information about ManhattanVille College.


Episode8: Download This Episode
  College Fair Interview - Southwest Minnesota State Univ
Southwest Minnesota State University is an accredited university with over 45 undergrad and 4 master degrees. Southwest Minnesota State University is a four year public institution located in Marshall, Minnesota and has an enrollment of over 3,500 students.

Listen to the podcast above or check out the video below to find out more information about Southwest Minnesota State University.


Episode7: Download This Episode
  College Fair Interview with North Dakota State Univ.
Ranked among the top 108 public and private universities in the U.S. and with over 100 academic majors to choose from, North Dakota State University is a four year public institution. Located in Fargo, North Dakota, North Dakota State University has an enrollment of over 14,000 students.

Listen to this podcast to find out more information about North Dakota State University.

Episode6: Download This Episode
  College Fair Interview with Univ. Wisconsin Milwaukee
Offering over 100 academic programs and career options to choose from, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a four year public institution. Located in Milwaukee,Wisconsin by beautiful Lake Michigan, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has an enrollment of over 28,000 students.

Listen to this podcast to find out more information about the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Episode5: Download This Episode
  College Fair Interview with St. Cloud State University
With over 200 academic programs to choose from, St. Cloud State University is a four year public institution. Located in St. Cloud Minnesota, St. Cloud State University has an enrollment of over 17,000 students.

Listen to this podcast to find out more information about St. Cloud State University.

Episode4: Download This Episode
  College Fair Interview with Baldwin Wallace University
This is the first of 7 series of interviews at recent college fairs. In this episode we interview an admissions counselor from Baldwin Wallace University.

Baldwin Wallace University is a four year private liberal arts institution. Located in Berea, Ohio, Baldwin Wallace University has an enrollment of over 3,000 students.

Episode3: Download This Episode
  McNair Scholars Program
We had the pleasure of sitting down to talk to Dr. ​Luciano Berardi about how the McNair Scholars Program prepares students for graduate study and beyond.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 200 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.

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  The TRIO Program - DePaul University
We had the unique opportunity to sit with Ms. Anita Rosso, Director of TRIO programs, Student Support Services at DePaul University to talk about what the TRIO Program is all about and how the program helps students.

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.

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  Empowerment Pipeline - Loyola University Chicago
Empowerment Pipeline - Loyola University Chicago
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Paige Gardner, Program Coordinator at Loyola University Chicago to talk about the Empowerment Pipeline.

The Empowerment Pipeline is a program geared towards high school students. Showing high school students the college atmosphere and way of life, it`s goal is to disrupt the cycle of students going from high school to prison.


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