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Program Calendar Location
In Person
September

Wilbur Wright College Session I

Saturday, September 9, 2023*

Scholars:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Scholars Only

Virtual
October

Wilbur Wright College Session II

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Scholars:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Coaches:
10:15 am to 12:00 pm

In Person
November

Wilbur Wright College Session III

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Scholars:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Coaches:
10:15 am to 12:00 pm

Virtual
January

Wilbur Wright College Session IV

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Scholars:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Coaches:
10:15 am to 12:00 pm

Virtual
February

Wilbur Wright College Session V

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Scholars:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Coaches:
10:15 am to 12:00 pm

In Person
March

Wilbur Wright College Session VI

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Scholars:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Coaches:
10:15 am to 12:00 pm

Virtual
April

Wilbur Wright College Session VII

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Scholars:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Coaches:
10:15 am to 12:00 pm

Unset
May

Wilbur Wright College Session VIII

TBD

In Person
September

Daley College Session I

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Scholars:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Scholars Only

David Scherer

David Scherer

One Million Degrees Co-founder 

David is principal of Origin, co-chairs the Investment Committee, and oversees investment analysis, acquisition and asset management. He has more than 20 years of experience in real estate investing, finance, and asset management. In 2006, he co-founded One Million Degrees, which has raised $20 million to help low-income community college students graduate and successfully enter the workforce. David has served as the organization’s Board Chair for the past 12 years, as the organization has grown from 30 to 1,000 students served per year. He also serves as the President of the Harvard Club of Chicago and is on the Advisory Board of Invest for Kids.  

Rose Lizarraga

Rose Lizarraga

OMD CO-Founder & President & CEO, Lysa LLC

An award-winning documentary filmmaker and freelance writer, Rose’s career also includes 10 years spent developing new product and brand strategies as well as marketing and advertising campaigns at Leo Burnett, Foote, Cone & Belding, M&M/Mars and other small businesses.  More recently, she worked as a writer/editor for Modern Luxury Inc., publishers of magazines such as CS and Angeleno.  Rose graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with dual degrees in English and Political Science.  She is a founding member of the Daniel M. Kerrane, Jr. Foundation, former Board Vice President of the Fairy Godmother Foundation, and currently serves on the Chicago committee for Human Rights Watch.

Michael B Golden

Michael B. Golden

One Million Degrees Co-Founder 

A former national award-winning broadcast journalist, Michael Golden has also served as a political campaign manager and communications strategist for U.S. Presidential, Senate and Congressional races. Michael is a fellow at the British-American Project and the Open Society Institute. In 1999, Michael’s investigative and public affairs reporting for NBC earned him honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the AP, and the Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2011, Michael co-founded Newsbound, Inc., a media and software company based in San Francisco, CA. He is also a co-founder of the Complete the Degree back-to-college initiative in Chicago, Illinois. Michael serves on the board of the ADL and on the governing board of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, as well as the Illinois Commission to Eliminate Poverty. He received his B.A. from Indiana University, and his M.S. in Public Services Management from DePaul University.