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Degrees Of Change

Alumni at Work

THEY CHOOSE TO LEAD

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.

OUR SCHOLARS AND ALUMNI AT A GLANCE

18

student government presidents, 1 university board trustee

44

master's degrees, 4 doctoral degrees, 5 Fulbright scholars

69%

return to their home communities

74%

return to their home 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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Christian’s Story

Poet. Speaker. Educator. Act Six alum Christian Paige is an Emmy-nominated poet, passionate keynote speaker, and an equity consultant who ignites scholars and leaders to use their voices powerfully. He is an unapologetic truth teller who uses his artistic expression to empower individuals and communities.…

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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 director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Sprout Social, a Chicago-based…

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Alumni at Work

INVESTING IN TRANSFORMATION

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