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College Debt FAQ

Posted on February 24, 2015 under ,

College debt can be overwhelming. In addition to receiving scholarships, Alray Scholars get advice on how to get their financial house in order. Here are highlights from an Alray Q&A seminar on managing debt led by board member Kevin Fudge, manager at American Student Assistance.

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Finish Line Fund Renamed in Honor of Sam Swidey

Posted on January 20, 2015 under

Across a pioneering four-decade career in public education, Sam Swidey specialized in being able to reach young people who had been written off by others. He did this as a classroom teacher, as founder of a Head-Start-type program called the “School for the Not Readies,” and as a school principal who played John Lennon’s “Imagine” on the PA system in between classes. For the final quarter-century of his career, he worked as a high school adjustment counselor, helping troubled students find their way, co-founding a gang prevention and intervention program, and working to heal fractured families.

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