41: Realizing YOU ARE Exceptional

Andrew Martinez is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and a research associate at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions. He completed an M.S.Ed in Higher Education at Penn GSE and earned a B.A. in Sociology from Cornell University.  Prior to his return to Penn GSE, Andrew worked […]


40: Poverty to Prosperity

Chris Wallace, a Fayetteville, North Carolina native and graduate of one of the nation’s finest Historical Black Colleges and Universities, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, is a four-time award-winning and 10-time award-nominated youth and undergraduate program director, a strong advocate for youth and a lifelong public servant, by way of his extensive work […]


39: Unsilencing and Undaunting

I’m kickin’ it in #thefirstgenlounge solo dolo today. I thought I’d take the time to be transparent with you all about a snag I had recently–lacking confidence, silencing myself, and having to remind myself that I am enough. Evingerlean D. B. Hudson, Ph.D., affectionately known as Dr. Eve, is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, […]


38: Being Present in Your Life Choices

Kickin’ it in #thefirstgenlounge with Donald A. Coleman, Jr. He’s one that you can find leading with laughter and #BankheadBouncingAllOverTheWorld. An empowering about being intentional about your choices, expanding your horizons through travel, and living your best life by being present. Donald A. Coleman Jr. has been named as the first director of Student Transitions […]