WFSU has been selected by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to be the American Graduate public media hub station for the North Florida area. The American Graduate project is a public media initiative funded by CPB to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. The initiative builds upon public media's long-standing commitment to education by facilitating conversations and strengthening partnerships between public media stations and local schools, businesses, and community organizations. The goal is to help students stay on the path to a high school diploma.
Angela Hardiman founded her own consulting business, The Angela Hardiman Company, in 2012. Her business is geared towards helping small businesses and decision makers expand their network and build their services. Prior to starting her own company, Ms. Hardiman worked for over 15 years for the Leon County Chamber of Commerce. During the American Graduate Professional Lunch at Ghazvini, Ms. Hardiman stated that she felt it was important to not just talk at the students, but to listen to what they had to say.
Bryan Desloge is a Leon County Commissioner for District 4. He is also president of Desloge Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment. He was recently named as the President of the Florida Association of Counties and will serve until 2014. Commissioner Desloge is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of Leon High School. He has four children.
Quishartis is a student at Ghazvini Learning Center. She participated in the WFSU American Graduate Leadership project at the school from January – May 2012. The program was designed to re-engage students to stay in school, set goals for success and meet academic success.
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Louis Garcia is CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend. He is passionate about helping young people lead healthy and productive lives. He is active in the Tallahassee community and is always on the lookout for a creative way to recruit mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters.