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Marc Fried – Washburn University  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Marc Fried, the general counsel at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, is crucial in steering the institution toward its mission of inclusivity and expanded educational access. His multifaceted legal background, cultivated in the dynamic landscapes of large cities, positions him strategically to not only respond to the legal needs of the university but also to […]

Mary Chapin – National Student Clearinghouse

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As the first in her family to graduate college and attend law school, Mary Chapin says education was life-changing for her. So, after earning her undergraduate and law degrees, she joined the education law boutique of O’Hara & O’Connell in 1992, representing school districts and colleges in state and federal courts for nearly three years, […]

Mario Buckley – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, wasn’t founded to study simple things. For more than a decade, the graduate university has been a research center for developing technological and scientific innovations. Researchers here have also focused on solutions to providing food, water and energy while sustaining the environment. As […]

Michael Shafir – IXL Learning

Est. reading time: 3 mins

In 2020, many students and teachers had to adjust to the challenges of virtual learning. As Michael Shafir saw these struggles play out on the news and social media, he felt inspired to help. While neither an educator or IT professional, he knew his legal skills could be put to good use. Shafir became general […]

Maria Feeley – Washington and Lee University

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Private practice had its rewards, most of which were tangible. But in her professional prime, Maria Feeley wanted something other than to simply sustain her career at an Am Law 100 firm. “At the big firms you can just be moving money from one client who has it to another client who has it,” she […]

Matthew Gerber – Center for Excellence in Higher Education Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Not all college students are 18 to 22 years old. There are many barriers—time, money, other commitments—that keep people from pursuing the traditional college path. Imagine a young single mother—her 20s were spent raising two children while picking up every shift she could to make a little extra money. Now she’s in her 30s and […]

Matt Wilde – Boise State University

Est. reading time: 5 mins

College football fans know the blue field at Albertsons Stadium when they see it, blue and beckoning as the home of the Boise State University Broncos. For more than a decade, the team has routinely been nationally ranked, taking on all comers on the blue turf and beyond, including the 2007 upset of the Oklahoma […]

Mark Falkowski — Columbia College

Est. reading time: 5 mins

They came to play at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, in spring 2019, student athletes who could be all thumbs and proud of it. With names like MistyStumpey or BugZach, the Columbia College Cougars took to the keyboards and controllers as the school’s esports pioneers, finding glory in virtual arenas instead of on the field […]

Mark DiGesu – Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Mark DiGesu has always considered himself more of a chess guy than a checkers guy. He’s drawn to the cerebral nature of the classic strategy game that has transfixed and confounded players for centuries, and that same quality attracted him to the law. Particularly as an in-house lawyer, he says one must be thoughtful, plan […]

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