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2021 Expanding College Opportunity Speaker Series Videos

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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

February 9, 2021
Guest Speakers:

 


Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons

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

February 23, 2021
Guest Speaker: John I. Williams, Jr., retired president of Muhlenberg College
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons

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

March 30, 2021
Guest Speaker: Dr. Renée Baron, professor and chair of the liberal arts department at The Juilliard School
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons

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

April 13, 2021
Guest Speakers: Amy C. Staffier, Director of Financial Aid at Simmons University
Robert D. Coughlin, Director of Financial Aid at Wesleyan University
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons

7. THINKING ABOUT ATTENDING A FAITH-BASED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY? Here's some food for thought

October 19, 2021
Guest Speakers:
Jessica Berry, Admissions Counselor for Transfer Students, Harding University
Kevin Medina, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Catholic University of America
Katie White, Associate Director of Admission, Pepperdine University
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons

8. SECRETS TO COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS

November 2, 2021
Guest Speaker: James H. Scott, U.S. and International Corporate Executive
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons

9. CHOOSING A COLLEGE: What's the value of attending an Historically Black College or University (HBCU)?

November 16, 2021
Guest Speakers:
Dr. Charlene M. James-Piper, Executive Director, Student Academic Support Services, Texas Southern University
Chanel Quick, Associate Director of Transfer & Diversity Admissions, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, North Carolina A&T State University
LaMar-Octavious Leon Scott, M.A., Assistant Director of Admissions, Wilberforce University
Moderator: Stanley B. Lemons