Moved By Degrees

Welcome to Moved By Degrees, a podcast from The Graduate! Network hosted by co-founder Sallie Glickman.

Season 1: The Comebacker’s Odyssey. This three-part series, a companion to our recently published report of the same name, is inspired by the lived experience three adults who navigated a path fraught with obstacles to earn their degrees.  Join us as Eva Gamez (Wayland Baptist University, BAS, Human Services, 2020), San Antonio, Texas; Kimberly Lowe Sawyer (Chestnut Hill College, BS, Human Services, 2011, MS, Human Services, 2012; Doctoral Candidate, Holy Family University), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Craig Toombs (University of Missouri Kansas City, BA in Political Science, 2019) Kansas City, Missouri guide us to a better understanding of what must be dismantled and rebuilt on the road to educational equity.  We hope you will join us on this extraordinary journey.

Also featuring:

Dr. Matthew Bergman, University of Louisville • Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce • Cedric Deadmon, KC Degrees Dr. Paul Harrington, Drexel University Center for Labor Markets & Policy • Dr. Su Jin Gatlin Jez, California Competes • Maryann Rainey, Ascendium Education Group • Micaela Rios, The Graduate! Network • Jen Schramm, AARP Public Policy Institute • B. Stille, Author, Actor and Musician in the Grammy-nominated band, Nappy RootsDr. Aaron Thompson, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

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Season One: The Comebacker’s Odyssey

Season One Trailer

The trailer for Moved by Degrees Season One – The Comebacker’s Odyssey

The Invisible Line

Inspired by Craig’s experience of growing up in sight of a university with no expectation of ever attending, will focus on transforming higher education into a more equitably welcoming environment for all who aspire to a degree, irrespective of their circumstances or background.

The Angel on My Shoulder

Inspired by Eva’s description of a navigator who was there for her through her university experience, will focus on the importance of a network and the profound influence advocates, employers, faculty, and others have on assisting economically vulnerable adults to realize their aspirations for a degree. 

The Banner Lady

Inspired by the impact of the graduation banners Kim has hung on her porch in her economically distressed and violence-plagued neighborhood, will focus on how supporting completion for vulnerable adults can transform families and communities.