Alumni News: Randol Contreras in Times Higher Education
Excerpt from the article by Jack Grove (Times Higher Education, Oct. 3, 2013):
"Luckily, a friend in the neighbourhood had filled out a community college application for him. Contreras may have been 'a repeat drug market failure,' but with strong encouragement from a community college professor he excelled in sociology, later becoming a graduate student at the City University of New York.
"Far from losing touch with his South Bronx roots, however, he would return to the area as a PhD student to explore the lives of his childhood friends who had continued in the drug world."
Submitted on: OCT 28, 2013