BA Liberal Arts
BY ENEIDA DEL VALLE
The force that drives Maurice A. Good’s passion for life is giving back to others less fortunate. “Every opportunity I am given to teach a life lesson to a young person I take it without hesitation,” says Maurice, who recently became a 2005-6 recipient of the prestigious Ann S. Kheel scholarship for community service. “I love serving seniors because these are the people who paved the way for my mother who did the same for me.”
Originally from Baltimore and residing in Harlem, Maurice came to CWE by way of Hostos Community College. “Because of work, I needed a degree for my career,” states Maurice, now 33. Initially attracted to CWE because of its evening classes, he also saw it an opportunity to interact with other professionals. “As a result of attending CWE, I have become a more effective writer and thinker,” he explains. Maurice was recently promoted to program director of a young adults program, which prepares South Bronx teens for the workplace. Maurice credits CWE as a “place where serious learners excel despite other life commitments. It has served me well. In one short year after transferring to CWE, I have advanced my career.”
Receiving the Ann S. Kheel scholarship, which is distributed by Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies and worth $5,000, has been a career highlight for him. “That meant a lot to me since Colin Powell is a man I hold in high regard and the reason why I attended City College,” he says.
Maurice’s dream job is to teach at the college level, preferably at Hostos Community College.