The Contemporary College Student

Episode 12

Season 1: The Heart of an Educator

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Michelle Boettcher updated on

Dialogue exploring the challenges facing prospective college students of color, and how they are being supported academically considering mental health and learning disabilities, low socio-economic status, and how colleges/universities can recruit and support these students. With Kierra Richmond.

Credits for Podcast:


Chelsie Bennett

Laquesha Wilson

Rilwan Balogun

Christopher Smith


Reference List for The Heart of an Educator

“Low-Income Students are Vulnerable in a Shifting College Access Landscape” Diverse Issues in Higher Education by Marcus Bright

“For Tennessee high school students, free community college isn’t about the money. It’s about the branding.” Chalkbeat by Grace Tatter

“Schools in Poor Areas Have More Students with Mental Health Needs” The Atlantic by Leah Askarinam

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