We are proud to welcome Soumangue Basse, Deborah Obalil, Joshua Rodriguez (proud CV alum), and Nancy Fisher Chudacoff to our hardworking board! Nancy was kind enough to talk to us about herself and her connection to CV. Read more below:
Nancy is an attorney with Cameron and Mittleman in Providence, specializing in estate planning with an emphasis on planning for persons with disabilities. She is also an author, historian, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at The Providence Center.
Could you tell us a little about yourself?
I have been a practicing attorney for 34 years. Prior to going to law school I was the director of The Rhode Island Historical Society Library. Although I am not a native Rhode Islander (I grew up in Michigan), I have lived here for 46 years.
Why do you think College Visions is an important resource to the community?
A well-educated population is the key to success in any community. College Visions helps high school students who might not otherwise go to college to do so and helps ensure that they stay in college and graduate.
What moved you to become committed College Visions supporter?
Francesca Zetar, herself a first-generation college student and a staff member at College Visions, told me about the work College Visions does. She invited me to several programs where I heard presentations from students helped by College Visions. The presentations were inspirational.
Thanks to Nancy and all of our board members for making such a big commitment to College Visions, with your help we are growing to serve more students and celebrate more college graduations!