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Expanding College Opportunity Speaker Series Videos

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1. WANT TO BE A MOREHOUSE MAN? An up-close conversation with three generations of Morehouse College men

February 22, 2022
John P. Bowers III (“Trey”), Analyst, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Alan Brown, Morehouse Student
Wendell A.M. Bryant, M.B.A., SHRM-SCP, Human Resources Leader, City of Atlanta
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons

2. CHOOSING A WOMEN’S COLLEGE: An Insider’s Perspective

March 8, 2022
Nichole Reynolds, Senior Associate Director of Admission: Director of Enrollment Marketing and Communications, Mount Holyoke College
Jasmine Faison, Assistant Director of Admissions, Bennett College
Laura Stratton, Director of Admission, Scripps College
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons


March 22, 2022
Dr. Cornell T. McGhee, Lieutenant Colonel (US Army, Retired), Director of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Programs, Houston Independent School District
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons

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September 26, 2022
Speaker Name, Title, Institution
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons

5. The College Admissions Process for Students Interested in the Performing Arts

October 10, 2022
Kathleen Tesar, BM, MM, EdD, Associate Dean for Enrollment Management, The Juilliard School
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons

6. HOW COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKS: Guidance from the people who make it happen

October 24, 2022
Joy D. Thomas, Ed.D., Director, Office of Student Financial Aid, Prairie View A&M University
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons

7. Students with Learning Differences & The College Admissions Process

November 14, 2022
Will Matthews, M.Ed., Transition Counselor – Southwest Region, Beacon College
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons


1. The Path from Middle School to College in the Midst of the Coronavirus. What's Changed?

January 19, 2021
Guest Speaker: Stanley B. Lemons

2. Show me the money: How to finance your child's college education

3. What is the value of attending an all-women's HBCU? A fireside chat with Spelman College and Bennett College alumnae

4. How can Black students succeed and win at a predominately white college? Reflections from a retired college president

5. GETTING TO AND THROUGH A PERFORMING ARTS COLLEGE: A Juilliard professor reflects on her experiences at the school and offers her insights for success on the college level

6. HOW TO FUND YOUR STUDENT'S COLLEGE EDUCATION: A presentation for middle school and high school families