Dwayne

Class of 2007

"Donations and contributions provided by alums help support student scholarship, assistantships, and other operational expenses. I benefited greatly from alumni who gave back their time, talents, and treasure so that I could take advantage of the programs and services...I feel that it is only right that I do the same in return."

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Why did you choose to attend UofL?

As a native Louisvillian, I grew up a huge fan of UofL athletics. After learning more about the university’s academic mission and post-secondary opportunities, I knew that I wanted to obtain one of my degrees from the University of Louisville. That opportunity presented itself in 2005 when I enrolled to obtain my Master’s Degree in Counseling and Personnel Services with a concentration in College Student Personnel.

What class made the strongest impact on you and  has stuck with you after graduating?

One of my favorite classes in the program was Student Affairs Programs, Policies, and Practices. I not only had the chance to learn from some of the best faculty in the field of student affairs but was able to gain valuable insight about the implementation of student services provided at UofL to help students be successful in and out of the classroom and persist through to graduation.

What activities and organizations are you involved in? What impact did they have on your life after graduation?

As a graduate student, I was involved in the Graduate Association for Professionals in Student Affairs (GAPSA) organization. This organization provided me with an opportunity to network with my peers in the programs and take advantage of invaluable professional development opportunities offered through the College Personnel Association of Kentucky (CPAK).

Current occupation?

Executive Director for Diversity Initiatives and Instructor, UofL School of Medicine

How did UofL prepare you for your career?

UofL provided me with a graduate program that has a solid reputation and access to faculty who are highly regarded in the field. In addition, the required internships I participated in allowed me to gain vital hands on field experience.

Why do you give back to UofL?

As alumni, I feel it is vitally important to give back to the university. Donations and contributions provided by graduates help support student scholarship, assistantships, and other operational expenses. I benefited greatly from alumni who gave back their time, talents, and treasure so that I could take advantage of the programs and services offered during my graduate studies. I feel that it is only right that I do the same in return.

What’s your favorite UofL memory?

The competition, trash talk, and comradery that occurred when playing Intramural Basketball in the SAC.  

Degree(s) earned at UofL?

M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services with a concentration in College Student Personnel

If you had to choose a college again, would you choose UofL? Why?

If I had to choose a college again, I would choose UofL. The university has great academic programs that prepare you for the career field/workforce students are entering. As a result of attending UofL, I have had the pleasure of enjoying a wonderful career as a higher education administrator and professional.  



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