|[July 28, 2014]
Steve Harvey Partners With Strayer University to Deliver National Call For Success and Transformation Through Higher Education
HERNDON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
University, a leading postsecondary institution for working adults,
is pleased to announce a partnership with talk show host and entertainer
Steve Harvey, who joins the University in a new initiative aimed at
breaking down perceived barriers that can keep individuals from
succeeding in their personal and professional lives. Dubbed 'The Success
Project,' the partnership kicks off a year of national and local
activities, which will raise awareness of multiple definitions of and
paths to success, and enhance support for working adults pursuing a
college degree through success coaching, among others.
Talk show host and entertainer Steve Harvey (center) teams up with Strayer University -- a leading postsecondary institution for working adults -- to announce 'The Success Project,' a new initiative aimed at sparking a national conversation about what it takes to be successful. The initiative features the rollout of Strayer University Success Coaches (pictured with Steve) to guide students towards personal, professional and academic growth. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Education is a key to success for many," said Harvey, whose new book on
the principles of setting and reaching high goals - Act Like a
Success, Think Like a Success - will be released in
September. "But it is important to recognize that there is no one path
to earning a college degree nor to success. Working adults who are
contemplating going back to school in order to further their careers and
improve their lives often stop before they start because they are held
back by doubts about whether they can handle it all or fears of being
back in school after a long time away.
"Every individual, however, should embrace their unique circumstances,
motivations and needs and set educational and life goals that are true
to them. I'm proud to partner with Strayer University, which is making a
commitment to helping working adults break down their perceived barriers
and pursue their dreams of earning a college degree."
Strayer University Success Coaches Deliver More Than Career Advice
In addition to the partnership with Harvey, The Success Project will
introduce a team of professional success coaches who will provide
mentoring and support to Strayer University students. Each student -
whether they are taking classes at a Strayer University campus or online
- will be assigned their own personal success coach, who will assist
them with financial advice, goal setting, career advice, time
management, and other skills. In addition to helping to increase each
student's opportunity for academic success, coaches will help prepare
them for the real-world challenges that are inherent in building a
successful career while managing other life priorities.
"We know that college degree holders have lower unemployment, higher
salaries, a healthier wellbeing, and they are better positioned to grow
their communitie and the economy than those without a college degree,"
said Dr. Michael Plater, president of Strayer University. "Simply put,
education matters, and every working adult who is interested in earning
a college degree should have the opportunity to do so. Our new success
coach program will help adult students address a range of challenges,
for example, caring for young children while earning a degree. Success
coaches will help students to find childcare and will advise on healthy
and creative ways to balance work, family, and school."
Strayer University's success coach offering provides a unique approach
to helping students achieve success.
SoulPancake Collaboration Brings 'Success' to Life
In August, Strayer University will also roll out a new four-part video
series with the popular YouTube (News - Alert) entity, and creators of the critically
acclaimed Kid President series, SoulPancake to explore the topic of
success. The series, which is intended to show that there is no one
single path to or definition of success, will unfold over four
"Definition of Success" asks people of all backgrounds what it means
to truly be successful. Responses range from thoughtful and poignant
to lighthearted and humorous, exploring the many different ideas about
what success looks like. (Debuts Aug. 12)
"Success Coach" asks current Strayer University students to identify
individuals in their lives who have been essential to their success.
Students are then surprised with a unique and moving opportunity to
connect with and thank selected individuals on the spot. (Debuts Aug.
"Share a Cup of Success" encourages two strangers to sit inside a
larger-than-life pop-up cup of coffee and share a candid conversation
about their personal paths to success. (Debuts Aug. 26)
"Shout it Out" invites passersby to overcome the fears that are
holding them back from success and to proudly proclaim their career
dreams and goals into a giant megaphone placed in the middle of a busy
city plaza. (Debuts Sept. 2)
"At SoulPancake, we create meaningful, authentic and engaging content
that delves into what it means to be human," said Shabnam Mogharabi,
SoulPancake CEO. "We're excited to partner with Strayer University to
explore the topic of success and we hope to inspire viewers to not only
consider what success really means to them, but also what next steps
they need to take towards achieving their goals."
SoulPancake, which has more than 1.2 million YouTube subscribers and
nearly 150 million views is a new media company, founded by actor Rainn
Wilson. SoulPancake encourages individuals to explore 'Life's Big
Questions' through thought-provoking videos, elevated conversations, and
creative and engaging activities.
Celebrating more than 120 years since its founding in Baltimore in 1892,
Strayer University offers relevant and rigorous academic programs to
working adults, first-generation college students and others who may not
have had access to higher education, preparing them for success in
today's competitive job market. Strayer University graduates earn
degrees in programs ranging from business administration and accounting
to education and information systems.
Steve Harvey is a media conglomerate whose career began as a stand-up
comedian in the mid-1980s. His career continues to flourish, becoming a
top-rated radio host, fashion entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling
author, popular game show host of the Family Feud, and 2013
People's Choice Award winner as "Favorite New Talk Show Host" for his
daytime show Steve Harvey. His commitment to helping others
empower themselves through uplifting, educational opportunities inspired
him to establish a number of philanthropic organizations, including the
Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, which provides educational
enrichment, global service opportunities, and one-on-one mentoring to
fatherless children and young adults, as well as the annual Steve Harvey
Mentoring Weekend For Young Men and Disney Dreamers Academy. Harvey was
named Humanitarian of the Year for his philanthropic efforts at the 2011
BET (News - Alert) Awards.
For more information about Strayer University's Success Project, visit www.strayer.edu/buzz
or follow the conversation on Twitter (News - Alert) at #StrayerSuccess. To view
Success Project videos on SoulPancake's YouTube channel, visit: www.youtube.com/soulpancake.
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About Strayer University
Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on
Higher Education and has been in operation since 1892. The University
offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business
administration, accounting, economics, information systems, information
technology, human resource management, education, health services
administration, public administration, management and criminal justice
to working adult students. Strayer University also offers an executive
MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. For more
information, visit www.strayer.edu
or call 1-888-4-STRAYER (888-478-7293).
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