Anonymous Donor Clears the Account Balances of All Wiley College 2022 Graduates

On May 7, over 100 students gathered on the Pemberton Sports Complex Field to participate in the 133rd Commencement Convocation at Wiley College, a historically Black educational institution in Marshall, Texas. The motto of the college is “Go forth Inspired.” This year’s graduates will undoubtedly do so.

Herman J. Felton, Jr., president of the college, surprised attendees by announcing that the remaining account balances for all graduating students had been fully paid by an anonymous donor. The amount contributed to clear all the students’ balances was about $300,000.

“Our commitment to our students goes beyond their time while they are enrolled,” Dr. Felton said. “We are constantly communicating with donors to assist students in these ways so that they can begin their after-college experience with less debt. We are grateful for this anonymous donor who will assist the students in paying off their balances to Wiley College and help us achieve institutional goals of graduating our students with little to no debt .”


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