Category Archives: Podcast

April is Financial Literacy Month With Michael Benjamin

Financial Literacy With Michael Benjamin

April is Financial Literacy Month. Financial literacy is the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make effective decisions and be informed with all of their financial resources. Especially right now that the world is dealing with Coronavirus which had a major impact on our financial goals and financial circumstances. So, as […]

“February 27 is National TRiO Day” Learning about TRiO Programs With Victor Diaz Galindo

Victor Diaz Galindo

Victor Diaz Galindo is from Sioux City, Iowa. He’s a TRiO alum from the talent search program. He studied linguistics. Now, Victor works at Western Iowa Tech Community College, with TRiO high school students for the Upper Bound program. He helps prepare students from northwest Iowa (rural area) for college thru the financial aid process […]

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month “Financial Aid Chat with Deenene Merchant”

Deneene Merchant

Deneene Merchant has been in Higher Education for 30 years now with 15 of those years, specifically related to Financial Aid. She spent a lot of time working in pre-college and collegiate programs, just helping students be able to gain access to college and then helping them to find a way to pay.In this episode of […]

“The Real Deal A Family’s Guide to College”- With Lisa Lyons”

Lisa Lyons

Lisa Lyons is a Chicago Native who has over 15 years of professional experience in higher education. Lisa received her Bachelors and Masters from Western Illinois University and completed specialized training in Appreciative Advising. In this episode of Higher Education Advocates Podcast:04:12 –  What inspired you to write this book?07:32 – How did Lisa come up […]

Tax Talks with Tammy Burkley

tammy burkley

Tammy of Burkley of Tax Solutions has been doing taxes for about 12 years now. Tammy started as a tax preparer with H&R Block and now is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. She started out at a major retailer H&R Block, and opened up Burkley Tax Solutions a few years ago. As an Enrolled […]

November is National Scholarship Month~Scholarship Chat With Dr. Tiffany Gethers

Dr. Tiffany M. Gethers is a wife, and  mother of three beautiful daughters. She is an advocate for scholars everywhere and a  lover of women’s empowerment. She loves traveling and spending time with her family.  She is Co-Founder and President of The 2Gethers Foundation. The 2Gethers Foundation is a nonprofit organization where their mission is dedicated […]

Top Career Choices, Leadership and Skills for College Students With Marilyn Gilbert – Mitchell

Marilyn Gilbert - Mitchell

Marilyn Gilbert-Mitchell is a second generation Educator and a lifelong Chicago resident who believes in students pursuing education beyond high school. She blends skills, information and experience from 30 years in Corporate, Higher Education, Culture, and Secondary Education environments  to help students excel.In this episode of Higher Education Advocates Podcast:03:51 – What are the top career […]

Fit To Lead- With Chris Molina

Marilyn Gilbert - Mitchell

Chris Molina, is a Marine Corps Veteran. A  Purdue University alumni and a native of Indiana.He provides students with the leadership traits and principles they need now so they don’t become horrible bosses later.In this episode of Higher Education Advocates Podcast:04:12 – Self-Care Definition 05:25 – Chris suggestion for students so they can implement and maintain […]

ACT/SAT Chat With Mr. Kwadjo Glenn

Kwadjo Glenn, is the owner of ACT Prep Chicago, a tutoring company that provides test prep and Mr. Glenn’s Math Tutoring, a company that provides math tutoring to students.He has received a teacher certification and for 18 years, he has been a highly successful professional educator. ACT Prep Chicago has been named one of best test […]

Student Loan Default – With Chuck Criss

Chuck is a Warranty Administrator with a major company. As a teenager education has always been a strong standpoint in the household.He believes that education is needed to get you where you want to be in life.In this episode of Higher Education Advocates Podcast:03:22 – Brief definition of default.04:15 – Chuck tells us about his […]