Education Is The Great Equalizer: Lessons From A Community College Leader

April 22, 2020
Hosted by Dr. Cynthia Colón

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Getting to AND through college is not always a straight path. For over 5 million students, Community College has been a way to continue their education as a means to an end or as a bridge to a 4-year institution. Today, in the midst of a global pandemic, many more students are making the choice to save money and/or stay closer to home, and Community Colleges can offer exactly what students need. If you are remotely considering a Community College, this show is for you. If you are from a rural or poor part of our country, this show is for you. If you believe education can be the great equalizer, this show is definitely for you. Dr. Andy Bowne, shares his many twists and turns on his journey to graduation. Andy is living proof that education IS the great equalizer. He currently serves as Ivy Tech Community College’s Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer. His vision is that every student has an equal chance of walking across the stage and flipping his or her tassel.

Destination: YOUniversity

Destination: YOUniversity

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CALLING ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS, EDUCATORS, AND BELIEVERS!

Success doesn’t come by chance. Success is a decision to take a chance on YOU. Being admitted to the YOUniversity of your choice is a goal, but not a guarantee. Who you surround yourself with is just as important as what you do. Hear from extraordinary people who led ordinary childhoods. Each story tells the tale of finding passion, purpose, and praise from adults.

The secret to a “YES” is becoming your best YOU. Walk away with practical tips and action steps on how to go from good, better, to best and increase your chances of receiving that “YES!” If you are a student, parent of a student, teach students, or are a student of life, this show is for you!

So, what do you say? Let’s do this! Join Dr. Cynthia Colón for Destination: YOUniversity, on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Dr. Cynthia Colón

Dr. Cynthia Colón

Using over 20 years experience, her book, Tips, Tales, & Truths for Teens, offers a practical road map for the college admission process. As the leading and trusted college admission expert, Dr. Cynthia Colón has been featured on KTLA, ABC, NBC, FOX 5, KCAL, WGN, WKRC, and in Latina Style.

Dr. Colón worked as an admission officer at Vassar College in New York and as a college counselor at an elite private school in Los Angeles. She has read thousands of applications and worked with over 800 students who have been admitted to top colleges – including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, UVA, and many more.

Dr. Colón is on a mission to help students, no matter their background, pave their way to the college of their choice. She serves as the perfect blend of Coach and Cheerleader!

Dr. Colón holds a BA from the Annenberg School of Communication at the USC, a MA in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Doctorate of Education from UCLA.

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