Alumni Stories

Peter Jennings Award
September 6, 2017
Meet the winner and finalist of the 2017 Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership, honoring alumni whose work has led to transformational change in the past year.
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Reading with Patrick
August 31, 2017
Michelle Kuo returned to the Delta after law school to help a former student in crisis. She spoke with Arkansas native Eric Dailey about leaving, returning, and the power of two people reading together.
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August 22, 2017
A free horse camp teaches equestrian techniques and life skills to city students
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Paula Ann Solis
A woman smiling
August 2, 2017
Hollywood hasn’t done a great job reflecting America’s diversity back to its audience. Tamila Gresham shares how a student inspired her to try to change that, some of her favorite shows, and a season four OITNB spoiler (beware!)
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Paula Ann Solis
Esther Mulder
July 19, 2017
At the age of 11, Esther Mulder (Jacksonville ’08) was placed in foster care. Spurred by those who believed in her, today she’s a public defender. Follow her remarkable path.
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Paula Ann Solis
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July 11, 2017
For Jordan and Maria, a summer institute romance was only the beginning.
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Paula Ann Solis
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DeRay McKesson
May 30, 2017
We scoured the WiFi waves to bring you these podcasts, hosted by alumni, that range over all sorts of topics. Are you woke? Raising bilingual kids? Curious if sharing a Netflix password is illegal?
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