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Dr. Ezella McPherson is an African American woman first-generation college graduate and a college student retention expert. She has mentored, retained, and graduated hundreds of students by teaching them the art of resiliency. She has worked at multiple higher education institutions, where she has increased college student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. She taught a course on retaining at-risk collegians at Eastern Michigan University. She has published and presented on college student persistence, retention, and graduation of African American women, minority students, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and her master’s and doctorate degrees in educational policy studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Real Outreach: A Practical Guide to Retaining and Graduating College Students

Real Outreach: A Practical Guide to Retaining and Graduating College Students

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The best-selling instructional and educational text centered on college student retention and graduation

Would you like to read a book centered on helping college students to be successful?

Look no further. Dr. McPherson has designed a practical guide to help higher education professionals, administrators, faculty members, staff, students, and families to understand the unique challenges and current needs of college students. This book is perfect for anyone interested learning more about college dropout prevention, mentoring, academic advising, academic success coaching, financial aid, campus resources, and more.

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