Last Updated on June 28, 2015
Episode 22 starts off with great money advice for recent graduates. The HBCU Lifestyle Podcast's HBCU media series continues with information about HBCU Digest and their annual national media week. The feature interview is about the nation’s newest HBCU, Simmons College of Kentucky.
HOW WE LIVE
What should a recent college graduate do with his or her first paycheck from that big job? Kem Washington is a CPA and business professor who visits the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast to offer money advice that will take the newest HBCU alumni a long way, financially. Her tips are based on her blog “College grads: What is the first thing you should do with your paycheck?”
Professor Washington teaches Business at Dillard University and she is the co-founder of B.A.D.G.E. An alumna of Southern University, Professor Washington has contributed to FoxBusiness.com, Bankrate.com, Yahoo! Finance, Jet Magazine, Smart Asset, TheStreet.com; and she is a contributor to WVUE-TV, WDSU-TV, and WWL-TV.
Connect with her at Kemberley.com
Who will be the 2016 HBCU of the Year? Will Paul Quinn, the inaugural winner, collect again? Will it be Howard’s year? Will Edward Waters represent Florida? How about Johnson C. Smith or North Carolina Central? These are burning questions that will be answered at the AARP HBCU Media Week July 9-11 at Hampton University. Jarrett Carter, founding editor of HBCU Digest, talks about the annual week as well as insight he has gained from being a member of the HBCU media community. Carter is an alumnus of Morgan State University.
SIMMONS COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY
Simmons College of Kentucky became the nation’s newest HBCU early in 2015 under the U.S. Department of Education guidelines. Dr. Kevin Cosby, president of the nation's 107th HBCU, visited the podcast to talk about how the college earned the designation, its community and higher education partnerships as well as Simmons’ future.
Simmons was founded in 1879 as the Kentucky Normal and Theological Institute. The college is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Visit Simmons at SimmonsCollegeKy.edu.
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Eddie Francis is the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast host and Greek life contributor. He is also a speaker, award-winning media veteran, and talent acquisition professional. Eddie is a regular contributor to “The HBCU Nation Radio Show” and award-winning “Sunday Journal” talk shows; and he has written for The Huffington Post, The Ladders, Great Black Speakers, LinkedIn, Social-Hire, Write to Bear Alms, Greek Ladders, and Careers in Government. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and you can learn more about him at EddieFrancis.com.