Podcast Guests

Benedict College Alumnus, Dexter L. Reaves

On episode 11 of “The HBCU Podcast,” we have Mr. Dexter L. Reaves. He’s Executive Director of Pleasant Valley Connection Incorporated, a childcare and community center in Greenville, SC. He has 22 years of public service experience, having served in the Greenville County School District for over 10 years. He is also a former Greenville County Sheriff’s […]

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Grambling State University Alumnus, Jaaion Barnes

Chef Jaaion began his career in New Orleans at Cheesecake Bistro (formerly known as Straya’s) at the age of 18. While working as a line cook to hone his craft, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Grambling State University and then moved to Atlanta to further his education […]

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Clark Atlanta University Alumna, Cheri V. Miller

“Because I put my family first, God graces me to do the other things. It’s all about making sure that God is your priority.” – Cheri V. Miller Cheri Vivette Miller was born on December 17, 1979 in Washington, DC. Having been raised in a family with a strong Christian conviction, Cheri actively participated as […]

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Paine College Alumna, Ala’Torya Cranford

Ms. Ala’Torya V. Cranford is a native of Hartsville, South Carolina and a graduate of Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology in Darlington, South Carolina. Ala’Torya attended Paine College and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, a Masters of Science Degree with Emphasis in College Teaching and Learning from Walden University […]

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