UNC '15

Major(s): Sociology

James B. Dudley High School
Greensboro, NC

Ms. McDermid became a college adviser to advocate, assist and empower students as they venture into new chapters after high school. She returned for another year of advising to build on the college access work being done in Guilford County and to continue helping students realize their full potential.

“Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”
- Barack Obama