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College Success Foundation Alumni, and JLS Broker, Colin Nguyen is Featured Alumni Speaker at Empowering Youth Luncheon Thursday, October 28, 2015

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John L. Scott/KMS is proud to honor one of our own, Colin Nguyen. Colin is an Alumni of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported College Success Foundation.  Colin will be the featured Alumni Speaker at the Empowering Youth Luncheon where he will share his experiences starting in an immigration camp, and losing his mother at an early age. Colin will also highlight how he rose above those circumstances to become the person he is today with the help of family, friends, and the College Success Foundation. Please join us in supporting Colin and this important cause by registering to sit at one of Colin’s tables.  Simply follow the registration link below to reserve your seat and enter Colin Nguyen as your table captain. 

Thursday, October 28, 2015
Sheraton Seattle Hotel

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Click here to reserve your spot!

Remember to enter Colin Nguyen as your table captain



CNeblast2Colin Nguyen and his family emigrated from Vietnam in the early 1990s. As a child, he and his brother lived in government subsidized, low-income housing with their father, who was disabled, and their mother, who suffered from a terminal illness. With little mentorship, he found himself facing the influences of gangs and violence. As a student at Kent Meridian High School, Colin participated in the College Success Foundation’s Achievers program and was able to improve his grades from a D average to a 3.7 GPA by his senior year. He received the Achievers Scholarship and attended the University of Washington, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics. Today Colin Nguyen is a real estate agent with John L. Scott/KMS and was honored nationally in the top 3% of the real estate industry by the age of 30. He and his wife recently welcomed their first child, a beautiful daughter named Aurelia.

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President, UMBC
EVENT CO-CHAIRS John and Ann Patnaude
SPECIAL GUESTS College Success Foundation Scholars and Alumni

Gary and Jennifer Rubens – 2015 Spirit of Philanthropy Award
Deborah J. Wilds, Ph.D.
2015 Distinguished Services Award

$100 per person

Did you know? Low-income students are 32 times less likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than high-income students and the situation is getting worse.

Your participation in the Empowering Youth luncheon supports education for underserved students – those who might not otherwise go to college without our help. College Success Foundation Scholars include young people from low-income families, students of color, foster youth and those who are the first in their family to pursue higher education.

Education breaks the cycle of poverty. It raises incomes, provides security, reduces unemployment and improves health outcomes. Your support is a vital and sound investment in our state’s youth and your community.

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