Rebels With A Cause

by Bill Hayes



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/9/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9780595385386
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9780595829163

About the Book

In the 1960's and 1970's in the United States, if a person came from a blue collar background, chances for going to college were usually slim. Every once in a while, though, individuals emerge who defy the odds and take on seemingly impossible challenges. Such was the case for the twelve first-generation college graduates in Rebels with a Cause. As the pages unfold in this one of a kind account, these twelve individuals explain in their own words the opposition they faced, the doubts they had, and the strategies they employed to succeed and graduate from college. More importantly, their advice is just as timely for first-generation college students today as it was in a time not so long ago and far away.

About the Author

Dr. Hayes is a Senior Professor at DeVry University in Addison, Illinois. For the past three decades he has dedicated his time to aiding students to not only learn in his literature classes, but he has also spear-headed several programs and created several courses to promote the success of first-generation college students.

This book is the result of research that he completed for his doctoral dissertation.

He resides in Plainfield, Illinois with his wife, Janine. He has two grown children, Emily and Grant.