Business grad overcomes challenges – Today@Wayne

Adrian Russell majored in marketing with a minor in political science. He interned at Ford and will start a full-time position there in the fall.

Coming out of Chandler Park Academy High School in Detroit, Adrian Russell earned a scholarship to attend Eastern Michigan University. However, as a first-generation college student, Russell says he didn’t take classes seriously enough, missed too many 8 a.m. sessions and ended up losing his scholarship.

His family paid out of pocket for him to attend his second year, and he bounced back with a 3.7 grade point average — but, out of money, he took a gap year to earn money by working at Target.

Adrian Russell credits the MPrep Scholars program for helping him…

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