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Mary Beth Marks and Robert Hogeda Make their Mark on the Southwest Region
Abby Hexter, Associate Director, Member Communications
04/30/2015
Separately, Mary Beth Marks is the assistant vice president for enrollment management at Sul Ross State University, and Robert Hogeda Jr. is the educational manager for Higher Education in the Southwestern Regional Office of the College Board. Together, they’re a dream team that is quietly shaping the future of the Southwestern Region. Intrigued? So were we. All Access chatted with Robert and Mary Beth to see what exactly makes their working relationship so special, and why it’s good for Sul Ross State, the College Board and, most important, students.
Why Not Us? Roadtrip Nation Documentary Premiers on PBS
Abby Hexter, Associate Director of Member Communications, The College Board
04/30/2015
After a year of planning, strategizing, traveling, filming, and editing video footage, Roadtrip Nation’s Why Not Us?, a documentary film co-produced by Roadtrip Nation and College Board will premier on PBS. You can access a five-minute promotional trailer, download the companion discussion guide and view the full-length documentary at CBWhyNotUs.org.
Pledging #Collegiance on Decision Day
Andrew Elwell, Associate Director of Student Experience
04/29/2015
Every year by May 1, thousands of high school seniors make a decision that will affect the rest of their lives: where they will go to college. “Decision Day” as it is often referred to, is an important day not only for the thousands of students deciding where to attend college, but also for our K-12 members who have supported these students on their way to college and our higher education members who get to welcome these students to their institutions.
Michael Preston, Senior Communications Specialist
04/29/2015

Tomeka Hart, a member of the inaugural cohort of the College Board’s Professional Fellowship Program, has been an active member of the education community in her hometown of Memphis for over eight years. From working with Teach for America as a vice president of African American community partnerships to serving as the commissioner of the Memphis City/Shelby County Schools Board of Education, Ms. Hart has been a strong advocate for expanding educational opportunities for all students.  

Michael Preston, Senior Communications Specialist
04/22/2015

Growing up in the West Indies, Jermaine Wright was unaware of the ways race can hamper social mobility.

“In Jamaica, race as a social construct had no bearing as we were all Jamaicans,” Wright explained. “Class, on the other hand, determined how one would be treated and the opportunities you were afforded. In the Jamaican system of inequality, an increase in income signaled a change in status.” But once his family moved to the United States, Wright began to understand just how significant an impediment race can be to improving one’s life.

Michael Preston, Senior Communications Specialist
04/16/2015

On a daily basis, Paul Perry is reminded that his life could have turned out very differently.

“Before I was born, my mom was addicted to drugs and ended up in prison, so she was actually pregnant with me while she was in prison,” he said. “Lucky for me she got out and I was born healthy, but that sort of double consciousness — that sense of what my life could have been — stays with me every single morning I put my feet on the side of the bed.”

Member Voices: Trustee Pamela Agoyo Helps Students Step Confidently Into the Future with New Op-Ed
College Board Communications
04/02/2015

Pamela Agoyo, Director and Special Assistant on Indian Affairs for President at the University of New Mexico and College Board Trustee penned a letter for the Navajo Times titled "Help students step confidently into the future." She recognizes the progress that has been made in advancing opportunities for American Indian students, but reiterates that there is still a long way to go. Read the full letter.

Michael Preston, Senior Communications Specialist
03/24/2015

Savanna Flakes is one of the 21 inaugural members of the College Board’s Professional Fellowship Program. A National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certified teacher and inclusion specialist in the Alexandria City (Va.) Public Schools, she received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in teaching from American University.

Michael Preston, Senior Communications Specialist
03/17/2015

On Tuesday, March 9, students and teachers from across New York state met with legislators in the state capitol of Albany to highlight the college, career, and financial benefits of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). They discussed with the legislators how taking challenging course work in high school is a vital component in helping students transition to college and beyond, and how the AP Program provides New York students with opportunities to deeply explore their interests while building the skills they need for the future.

Moderator DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, University of Missouri, talks with New York City high school students Devante Williamson, Lionel Kiki, Natural Baptiste, Cornelius Ray, and Wilson Torres, and University of Notre Dame freshman Travis Gayle
Abby Hexter, Associate Director of Member Communications, The College Board
03/16/2015
Six Urban Ambassadors traveled from New York to New Orleans for an interactive town-hall session at the College Board’s A Dream Deferred conference. All Access caught up with New York City high school students Devante Williamson, Lionel Kiki, Natural Baptiste, Cornelius Ray, and Wilson Torres, and University of Notre Dame freshman Travis Gayle, after the session to get their reactions, and what they hope the audience took away from the conversation.

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