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Bridges to a Brighter Future hosts college admissions expert

Last updated October 20, 2014

By Tina Underwood

Kevin C Hudson, croppedBridges to a Brighter Future Furman University will present a program for students and families who want a better understanding of the selective college admission and scholarship process Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m., in the Kroc Center located at 424 Westfield Street in downtown Greenville.

Free and open to the public, “Admission Unveiled: Understanding Selective College Admission & Scholarship Programs,” features guest speaker Mr. Kevin C. Hudson, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Education Access Granted. He will be joined by panelists with expertise in the Gates Millennium Scholarship, summer programs, and school resources.

In addition to Bridges to a Brighter Future Furman University, other sponsors of the program include Urban League of the Upstate, Greenville County Schools, and the Kroc Center.

In “Admission Unveiled,” Hudson and panelists will address topics such as:

  • Being competitive for selective college admission and scholarships.
  • Participating in summer enrichment programs.
  • Presenting talents and passions during the application process.
  • Understanding the importance of academic performance and extracurricular involvement.

For more information about the program, contact Danielle Staggers, Assistant Director, Bridges to a Brighter Future Furman University, at, or (864) 294-3176.

About Kevin C. Hudson
Kevin C. Hudson is committed to making college and career access and success a possibility for all students and conducts workshops throughout the United States and internationally. He most recently worked for District of Columbia Public Schools managing an effort that supported a college-going culture at all schools that prepares students for successful college matriculation and graduation. In addition to his previous role as Director of College Admission & Advising at a non-profit boarding school placement organization, he previously worked as an Admission Officer at Princeton University and as a Career Counselor on the Wharton Undergraduate Team in the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) Career Services Office.

A first-generation college student, Mr. Hudson earned a bachelor’s in sociology with certificates in African American Studies and American Studies from Princeton University. He earned his M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Management from University of Pennsylvania. Hudson presently serves as Co-chair of the Greater Washington, DC NACAC National Fair; on the College Board SAT Advisory Committee, Executive Board of the UPENN GSE Education Alumni Association, the New Jersey Scholars Program Board of Trustees (Lawrenceville School); and as a Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) reader. He is an active member of the Association of Black Admission and Financial Aid Officers of the Ivy League and Sister Schools.

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