10 episodes

Welcome to HBCU Highlights!
Hosted by Class of 1998 Spelman Alumnae Andrea Hence Evans & Ashley Deadwyler-Jones. We are excited to showcase HBCU Excellence - HBCU Graduates who are making a difference in their community and professions. Enjoy!

HBCU Highlights Andrea & Ashley

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Welcome to HBCU Highlights!
Hosted by Class of 1998 Spelman Alumnae Andrea Hence Evans & Ashley Deadwyler-Jones. We are excited to showcase HBCU Excellence - HBCU Graduates who are making a difference in their community and professions. Enjoy!

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Attorney Kenneth O'Rourke

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Attorney Kenneth O'Rourke

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Attorney Kenneth O'Rourke.

    This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let's take a walk in Attorney Kenneth O'Rourke's shoes!

    From Baton Rouge, LA to Atlanta, GA, Kenneth tells the story of why he chose Morehouse College and the impact that Dr. Martin Luther King made on him in 4th grade! Kenneth received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Morehouse College in 1998. After graduation, he worked as a consultant with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals and King Pharmaceuticals for a total of ten years. In 2009, he returned home to Louisiana and earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2012. Currently, he owns his own Firm and also works as a Prosecutor.

    Kenneth and his wife and formed 1881 True Blue, an initiative where they raise funds to help pay SpelHouse senior's school balances. He hosts weekly FB lives where you will hear him jamming as DJ J Finesse on Wednesday and Friday nights!

    To donate to 1881 True Blue CashApp $OLAWESQ.

    For more information about Kenneth, please visit: http://personalinjuryatlanta.lawyer/ab…/

    For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com

    For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com

    To make a donation to Morehouse College, please visit: https://morehouse.edu/

    • 30 min
    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Actor, Brandon Dirden

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Actor, Brandon Dirden

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Actor, Brandon Dirden

    This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let's take a walk in Actor, Brandon Dirden's shoes!

    Brandon is best known for portraying Martin Luther King in the Broadway production of Robert Schenkkan's All the Way. Currently, you can see him in action on ABC's current number one show, FOR LIFE! Tune in to FOR LIFE TONIGHT! 

    His story is inspiring! Originally from Houston, TX, Brandon talks to us about the importance of family support and shares his journey 

    from Houston to Broadway to television. 

    Check out Brandon, his wife, Actress Crystal Dickinson and their son, future actor, Chase in action here: 

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_iv1skDMI8/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com

    For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com

    To make a donation to Morehouse College, please visit: https://morehouse.edu/

    • 32 min
    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Entrepreneur Jacobi Jones

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Entrepreneur Jacobi Jones

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Entrepreneur Jacobi Jones  

    This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let's take a walk in entrepreneur and real estate guru, Jacobi Jones.  

    Jacobi tells us his inspiring story of his track career and how track and a beautiful lady motivated him to attend Morehouse College! While at Morehouse, his peers and professors pushed him to excel and raise the bar. Jacobi's accounting degree from Morehouse helped to shape his career as an insurance expert, real estate guru and leader in the community.  

    For more information about Jacobi, please visit: www.mendingwallsfoundation.com  

    For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com  

    For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com  

    To make a donation to Morehouse College, please visit: https://morehouse.edu/

    • 29 min
    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Dr. Rob Gore

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Dr. Rob Gore

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Dr. Rob Gore  

    This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let's take a walk in Dr. Rob Gore's shoes!  

    Dr. Rob Gore is an Emergency Physician and the Founder of the Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI). He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Kings County Hospital Center. He was an inaugural TED Resident in 2016, and in 2018 named a CNN Hero.  His story is inspiring! Learn more about how the Morehouse expectation of excellence motivated him to excel as a medical doctor as well as a leader in the community.  KAVI is participating in #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW. They will raise $25,000 to help retain KAVI staff, support our students with increased access to mental health services, and expand our school interventions offerings as we reimagine what school and the future of education looks like.  

    Donate to KAVI here: https://www.brooklyngives.org/organizations/kings-against-violence-initiative-inc-kavi

    For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com  

    For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com  

    To make a donation to Morehouse College, please visit: https://morehouse.edu/

    • 23 min
    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Entrepreneur Chris Evans

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Entrepreneur Chris Evans

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Entrepreneur Chris Evans

    This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let’s take a walk in entrepreneur and community leader, Chris Evans’ shoes!

    Chris watched the Cosby Show and A Different World and set his goal in 7th grade to attend Morehouse College! He tells us more about his amazing experience at Morehouse College and the opportunity to study abroad in a prestigious program. He’s the owner of T-Shirt King in Kansas City and currently serves as the President of his local Morehouse Alumni Association. Chris owns the I am a King Foundation. The Foundation combines sports and academics to motivate and inspire children to achieve excellence.

    For more information about Chris, please visit: www.kingpromo.com

    For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com

    For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com 

    To make a donation to Morehouse College, please visit: https://morehouse.edu/.

    • 18 min
    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Chef Stacey Dougan

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Chef Stacey Dougan

    Andrea H. Evans, Esq. and Ashley Deadwyler-Jones presents HBCU Excellence: Chef Stacey Dougan

    This series spotlights HBCU graduates who tell their inspiring stories. Let’s take a walk in Chef Stacey Dougan’s shoes!

    After taking a college tour of Spelman College, Stacey made her choice to change the world and apply to Spelman, the ONLY college she applied to! She talks to us more about sisterhood and how what she learned at Spelman has helped to shape her into being a celebrity chef and owner of Simply Pure Restaurant in Las Vegas! She’s cooked food for Usher, Pres. Bill Clinton and US! 🙂

    For more information about Andrea, please visit: www.evansiplaw.com

    For more information about Ashley, please visit: www.ashleyinsureme.com

    For more information about Stacey, please visit: http://www.simplypurelv.com/

    To make a donation to Spelman College, please visit: www.spelman.edu

    • 27 min

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