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To Infinity and Beyond: Use your own story to set a foundation for your future – USATo Infinity and Beyond: Use your own story to set a foundation for your future – Education Article

Commencement address given by Jennifer Leonard to Ivy Tech Community College graduates on May 3, 2019. How many of you have heard of a company called Pixar? Pixar is an exceptionally successful movie company that branches from Walt Disney Studios. Often people search for a secret blueprint to duplicate its success. The answer was found in the seasoned development in storytelling. Pixar’s movie lines weren’t always pretty in development, in fact, there was empowerment in the struggle. We all love…

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Debt forgiveness programs in Michigan to help college students in debt – Education Article

From Left to Right: Russell Kavalhuna, president of Henry Ford College, Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, president of Oakland University, M. Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University, Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Chamber and Brandy Johnson, advisor, Office of the Governor – Michigan announce a new initiative to remove college debts at gathering hosted by the Lumina Foundation in Detroit Michigan on April 30, 2019. Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report Many of us have been there. We didn’t pay a…

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Same Goal, Different Path – USASame Goal, Different Path – Education Article

In August 2017, I was awarded one of 10 Pearson Scholarships for Higher Education. When I learned that I would be paired with a Pearson mentor as part of my scholarship award, I was excited to learn the “ins and outs” of the business world. I have had a lot of experience with mentoring, both as a mentee and a mentor to students and Marines. However, I didn’t expect my mentor to be as experienced as he is; Clarke Porter…

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