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Todd Withers of Queens University of Charlotte, a D2 school, has a shot at the NBA

Todd Withers ’18 may very well be on his way to the NBA, the G League or any other impressive post- college basketball gig. So far, Todd has been invited to workout with four NBA teams across the country. Todd is paving the way for the way DII athletes are viewed in the NBA. He continues to prove that he ...

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Brandon Resident Braden Rodriguez Wins Byrd Preaching Award

Braden Rodriguez accomplished a great deal as a college student and middle school pastoral apprentice at Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon. Mississippi College leaders are taking notice. The 20-year-old Brandon resident is the 2017 recipient of the Byrd Preaching Award at the Baptist-affiliated university. A Christian Studies major with a minor in history, Rodriguez will accept the honor at a ...

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University of Central Florida graduate Orville Clayton identifies the lack of mental help in Florida jails

Florida jails lack critical mental health services and treatments for inmates, ultimately posing a risk to the community and the inmate upon release, according to research by a University of Central Florida doctoral student. The problem was identified by Orville Clayton, who graduates this week with a Ph.D. in public affairs in the health services management and research track. As part ...

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Bill Gates names Tulane Public Health grad student Adaora Okoli a ‘Hero in the Field’ after Ebola battle

In 2016, the Tulane community was introduced to Dr. Adaora Okoli, a graduate student in the Tulane School of Public Health who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Nigeria. On Thursday, Jan. 4, philanthropist Bill Gates recognized Okoli on his website as one of his “Heroes in the Field,” a list that identifies little-known individuals helping to save ...

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Strayer University grad Onicka Daniel finds success as author after escaping domestic abuse

For Strayer Master of Public Administration graduate Onicka Daniel, learning wasn’t just a passion; it was an escape. A domestic abuse survivor, Onicka leveraged her education as a means of survival and recovery. Here she shares her inspirational story. Onicka was a victim of an abusive relationship for 13 years. Depressed, isolated and feeling hopeless, Onicka was focused solely on ...

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Elon’s Ciera Martinez brings the college dream home to youths as childhood education major

As a first-generation college student, Ciera Martinez ’15 fully understands what a difference an education can make in the life of a child. That’s why the early childhood education major and Spanish minor is ready to make change happen. Passionate about maximizing education opportunities for all children, Ciera hopes to eventually earn a master’s degree studying sociology and the politics ...

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