Meet This One-Woman Career Launchpad
Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Some career advising requires baroque bureaucracies, fancy software, and expensive infrastructure. Other times, it just takes one tireless, enthusiastic person like Florence A. Lyons.
Lyons directs the honors program at Albany State University, a 6,600-student historically black college in southwest Georgia. In her role, Lyons is a one-woman career launchpad. In just a few years, she's helped connect 29 students with summer research programs at prestigious universities. She thinks her approach is scalable, and can help Albany State and other colleges improve retention and graduation rates while also setting young scholars on course for graduate and professional programs.