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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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Hampton University’s Brianna Jackson becomes the first student from Hampton to be selected for a Bloomberg Internship

Hampton University senior Brianna Jackson has become the first Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications student to be selected by Bloomberg for a news internship. She might be the first of many. “I visited Bloomberg a few months back and — along with a sizable group of deans from some of the top journalism schools in the country — ...

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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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