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Dr. Tyra Seldon: Married Dad Overcomes Struggle to Pursue an Ivy League Education

dssdsdsddby Dr. Tyra Seldon

In a rap world filled with the likes of Chief Keef, Lil Wayne, Drake and Jeezy, Ill Holiday is not your typical hip hop aficionado. In fact Ill Holiday, better known as Casey Bridgeford, is not your typical anything.

At the age of thirty-one, the married father of four will be a first year student at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall. Having earned a 4.0 GPA at IvyTech Community College in Indianapolis, Indiana, Casey is that rare student who has transcended the ranks of a community college to enter the ivory towers of the Ivy League.

Initially, school was a refuge for Casey.  A parent struggled with a drug addiction and he often moved from one housing project to another. Transitioning back and forth from home life to school life eventually took its toll and he found himself disinterested in school. According to Casey, he “couldn’t see the connection between school and life.”

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2 Responses to Dr. Tyra Seldon: Married Dad Overcomes Struggle to Pursue an Ivy League Education

  1. Nancy Ellis Reply

    June 25, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Love it. I was tempted to leave this site because all of the articles showcase negative behavior. Please continue to highlight the many successes in our community.

    • kisa Reply

      June 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      I agree; I’d visit this site more often than not if the stories were more positive & relevant to my life and what I stand for: educating the mind; for a mind is a terrible thing to waste!

      Life is what you make it. Endure enough hardship and hardship becomes your normalcy. Ensure enough success and success becomes your destiny!
      We are our own worst enemy
      –Various philosophers
      I hear, I forget.
      I see, I remember.
      I do, I understand.
      —Chinese proverb
      An idealist is a person who helps other people to become prosperous.
      –Henry Ford

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