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Degrees Of Change

Alumni at Work


While the numbers are compelling, the best expression of our work is what our alumni choose to do with their lives. Across the country and around the globe, our alumni choose to lead. Our communities, schools, and companies are better as a result.



student government presidents, 1 university board trustee


master's degrees, 12 doctoral degrees


return to their home communities


volunteer in their communities

Our alumni are serving as board trustees and directors. They are Fulbright scholars. They are serving in AmeriCorps and PeaceCorps, leading non-profit organizations, launching their own businesses, finding cures, and directing the diversity and inclusion efforts of tech giants.

And that’s just a sample of the vast brilliance still to come. Every scholar who graduates is a vocation formed and a path paved toward social justice, service, and equity.

Denice’s Story

Upon graduating from Whitworth University as an Act Six scholar, L. Denice Randle committed herself to fighting for educational equity. Since then, she's charted a career in education that uniquely equipped her for her current role as executive director at Peace Community Center, a nonprofit…

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Brandon’s Story

Brandon Williams took a chance on Act Six. As a senior at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, Brandon was the first student from his school to be accepted to Howard University, and was also considering accepting an admission offer from his dream school, Loyola University…

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Yusra’s Story

When Yusra Hamidani applied to Act Six, her goal was to empower Muslim students, especially young females, to pursue higher education. Now a successful emerging technology analyst at Boeing and Degrees of Change board director, Yusra lives out her passion by providing mentorship and financial…

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Michelle’s Story

Michelle Bess always aspired to be a leader and role model. Through Act Six, Michelle got her first glimpse at the kind of impact to be found in radical inclusion. Today, she serves as vice president of talent and diversity, equity and inclusion at a…

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Alumni at Work


Our alumni honor their roots and return to lead in their communities. Will you support their journeys?