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Mark Falkowski — Columbia College

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 […]

Matt Wilde – Boise State University

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 […]

Matthew Gerber – Center for Excellence in Higher Education Inc.

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 […]

Natalie Ham – Charleston County School District

It was a School Board Committee meeting the likes of which Natalie Ham will never forget, helping to turn the tide of systemic racism in South Carolina’s Charleston County School District. On the surface, CCSD won an impressive first-place for its Academic Magnet High School from U.S. News and World Report in 2019, topping thousands […]

Paul Meggett – Appalachian State University

There were speeches and presentations from chancellors and provosts; a keynote address by author, journalist and radio and TV personality Stephen J. Dubner (‘84); even a performance by country singer Luke Combs. With the government shutdown in full effect, a traditional commencement ceremony at Appalachian State University—the pomp and circumstance, assemblage of caps and gowns, […]

Paul Meggett – Appalachian State University

Paul Meggett describes himself as a builder. “I do my best when I can take a concept and help build it,” he says. “I like to help grow and nurture ideas and see where they go.” Since being hired in 2018 as general counsel at Appalachian State University, he’s enjoyed becoming part of the community […]

Peter Betaneli – ETS

Most people have memories of taking a standardized test. While hours used to be spent filling in bubbles with No. 2 pencils, tests are now taken on computers. Regardless of how they’re administered, though, the tests are known for being a challenging yet necessary step forward in one’s education or career. ETS, which has been […]

Rahn Gatewood – Morehouse College

Commencement day is here. After years of textbooks, papers, equations and theories, the next stop is the real world. So put on the gown, slap a fun message on your mortarboard, settle down into a folding chair for the speeches, and then strut on up to the stage for a handshake and a degree. But […]

Robert Abramson – Bisk

Robert Abramson subscribes to the aphorism, “it’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” He’s applied that principle throughout a legal career of nearly 30 years, whether working with M&A, regulatory issues or helping create new revenue models in the education industry. Now general counsel for Bisk, a global provider of online […]

Shannon Castellani – Age of Learning

When she got the opportunity to interview for a new position at Age of Learning, the parent company behind the popular ABCmouse and Adventure Academy children’s education platforms, Shannon Castellani sought insight on the product from an expert: her son. “He was around four at the time, and I wanted to know if the product […]

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