Meet our Alumni!

Meet the DC graduates who achieved their dream of a College degree and are on their way to a bright future!"

Our College Graduates


Tasheem Brown

MVHS 2019/ The University of Rochester 2023, Bachelor in Digital Media Studies.

Jasmine Caldwell

Jasmine Caldwell

MVHS 2019/ Western Connecticut University 2023, Bachelors in Communication.

Andrew Crawford College grad 2023

Andrew Crawford

MVHS 2020/ SUNY Morrisville 2023, Associates in Automotive Science, Automotive Technology.

JP Joseph

John Paul Joseph

Woodlands 2019/ Mercy College 2023, Bachelors of Business Administration, Specialization Sports Management.

Josh Hector

Josh Hector

Woodlands 2015/ Syracuse University 2023, Bachelors in Public Health.

Miles Thigpen

Miles Thigpen

Woodlands 2015/ Westchester Community College 2023.

Rachel Mojica

Rachel Mojica

MVHS Class of 2019/ Manhattan College 2023, Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry.

Ygor Pereira

Ygor Pereira

MVHS 2019, University of Southern California 2023, Bachelors in Business Administration.

Stephany Pogue

Stephany Pogue

MVHS 2019/ Spelman College 2023, Bachelors in Elementary Education.

Shavane Eulette

Shavene Eulette

MVHS 2019/ University at Albany 2023, Bachelors of Science in Biology.

Shanisa Griffiths

Sanisha Griffiths

MVHS 2019/ SUNY Buffalo 2023, Bachelor in Early Childhood Education. 2018/Cornell University class of 2022.

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Jamika Hypolite

MVHS 2019/ University at Albany 2023, Bachelors in Communication.

Mohamed Diop Dia

Mohammed Diop Dia

MVHS 2019/ Five Towns College 2023, Bachelors in Business.

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Rebecca Wilson

MVHS 2019/ Manhattan College 2023, Bachelors in Organizational Leadership.

Our Current College Students

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Teneisia Brown

MV Class of 2019/Merrimack College 2024 where she is starting forward on the Women's Basketball team.

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Troy Hupstead

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Class of 2026, majoring in Digital Media, forward on Men's Basketball team.

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Rachel Mojica

Manhattan College Class of 2023-Biology Major, currently studying for MCATS.

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Alexia Bernard

Berkeley College Class of 2023. Criminal Justice major planning to apply to FBI. Currently interning at Westchester County Court.

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Chenelle Gordon

SUNY Albany Class of 2024. Currently working toward a combined BA in Psychology and MS in Mental Health Counseling.

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Omiliya Lawrence

Delaware State University Class of 2024, School of Nursing

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Laila Issa

Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program/CUNY School of Medicine, a 7-year BS/MD program.

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Shervonne Hinds and Heily Gonzalez

Cornell University Class of 2026

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Amanda Ramos

SUNY Purchase Class of 2026, member of Women's Soccer Team, part time position as Destination: College Office Assistant!

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Paige Loague

Hampton University Class of 2025, member of Pirate's Cheerleading Team

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Nigel Harris

Iona College Class of 2024 Accounting major. Summer of 2022 Nigel was DC Director of our Summer Program.

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Ygor Pereira

University of Southern California Class of 2023. Currently studying abroad in Barcelona, after graduation he will begin a position at the consulting firm Bain & Company in their LA office.

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Paula Aidoo

DC Cooney Scholar 2020, Lehman College 2024

Paula Aidoo has been selected as one of twofellows in the prestigious Lehman College - Wall Street Journal's "Journo-Tech Program".

A Mount Vernon HS '20 graduate, she is majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Business and Graphic Design. Paula will spend 10 weeks embedded in the WSJ newsroom on the Digital Experiences and R&D teams, focusing on the development of new AI-powered tools and news experiences.

Our Student Interns

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Kaseem Miller

From my experience at PepsiCo I've gained insights on the true interworking of corporate business made me know what it takes to develop into the consummate professional.

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Alexia Bernard

I learned about jury selection in my criminal justice class, but it wasn't nearly as detailed as seeing it in action. This internship allowed me to observe the real process and the time and effort it requires.

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Next Destination: Graduation

We are proud to support our Destination: College graduates THROUGH COLLEGE all the way to graduation with virtual and in-person skill development training on personal, academic and career development, along with 1-on-1 coaching, mentoring, and peer-to-peer networking. 

141  Destination College alums enrolled in 71 colleges and universities in Fall of 2022


DC Class of 2021 enrolled in a 2 yr or 4 yr college in Fall of 2021.


DC Class of 2020 persisted into 2nd year of college in Fall 2021**


DC Class of 2019 persisted into 3rd year of college in Fall 2021


DC Class of 2018 persisted into 4th year of college in Fall 2021

**Compared to the overall national retention rate into 2nd year of 75%, and 65.5% of Black students and 69.2% for Latinx students, according to the 2022 National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Report. 

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