August 31, 2015
HBCU Lifestyle contributor Dr. Larry J. Walker is featured on Episode 25
as he explains why he believes HBCUs are one of the best places for incarcerated youth to move toward successful lives. The episode also
includes another Claflin man, Dennis Richmond, Jr., and we learn what
makes Jarvis Christian College’s Criminal Justice program one of the
best in Texas.
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How We Live: Claflinite Dennis Richmond, Jr.
Although he grew up in Yonkers, Dennis Richmond, Jr. knew he wanted
to attend an HBCU and his home became Claflin University. Richmond talks
about making the transition from New York to South Carolina, his role
as a student leader and, most importantly, his passion for promoting
Connect with Dennis on Twitter @NewYorkStakz.
Jarvis Christian’s Criminal Justice Program Best In Texas
The best academic program in Criminal Justice is in Hawkins, Tex. at
Jarvis Christian College. The college earned the honor from CorrectionalOfficer.org,
a web site that promotes careers in criminal justice. Calvin Lester,
Jr., Jarvis’s lead professor of Criminal Justice, talks about the
Lester is an alumnus of Southern and the Southern University Law Center. Connect with him on Twitter at @CalvinBenLester.
Dr. Larry J. Walker
In his op-ed for Diverse Issues in Education, Dr. Larry J. Walker
makes a case for HBCUs and Hispanic Serving Institutions to be the
places to help incarcerated youth put their lives back together. He
discusses his piece “HBCUs, HSIs Equipped to Aid Incarcerated Youth” and the shifting political landscape that inspired it.
Dr. Walker is an educational consultant whose research examines the
impact environmental factors have on the academic performance and social
emotional functioning of students from HBCUs. His work has also been
published in the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Minority
Serving Institutions. He is the co-editor of a book on graduate
education at HBCUs, a former Congressional Fellow with the Congressional
Black Caucus Foundation and Legislative Director for former Congressman
Major R. Owens. During Dr. Walker’s tenure on Capitol Hill he worked on
the No Child Left Behind Act, amendments to the Higher Education Act,
he fought for increased funding for HBCUs, and worked closely with
stakeholders. Dr. Walker earned his bachelor’s from Cheney, his M.Ed.
from Howard, and his Ed.D. from Morgan State. Follow him on Twitter @LarryJWalker2.