A daughter talks to her parents about graduating from college

Image courtesy of Kennedy Pickering
9,300 students graduated from CU Boulder yesterday. And while every graduate deserves to celebrate, for some, the journey to a degree has more obstacles than others.
According to a report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, only around 35 percent of Black students with a learning disability enrolled in a four-year university make it to graduation–that’s compared to about 60 percent of white students with learning disabilities.
Our intern, Kennedy Pickering, was diagnosed with dyslexia in the 11th grade and is among those who graduated last week. A few weeks ago, she called her parents to talk about her struggles and success in graduating from CU.
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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.

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