May 1, 2018

CARTERVILLE — An international speaker on student debt brought a world of knowledge to John A. Logan College Monday as she spoke to students in the College’s TRIO program.

Ja’Net Adams, international speaker, author, and the CEO of EMACK Consulting, was invited to campus by Carolyn Gallegly, director of the College’s Student Success Center and TRIO program.

Adams noted that student debt is an issue faced by most college graduates, including herself when she graduated from South Carolina State University with a bachelor of science in marketing and $50,000 in student loan debt.

“I dug myself out of debt in two years by following the principles that I now speak about to audiences all around the world,” she explained to students at Logan Monday.

Her journey to get out of debt has been featured on CNBC, Fox Business, BBC, Huffington Post, USA Today and a number of other media outlets.

“Financial literacy is important,” Adams said. “It’s what allows you to live your dreams.”

The TRIO event was held at the Mees Center in the College’s historic village. TRIO students were recognized for their accomplishments this year at John A. Logan College, including those who made the President’s List, the Vice-President’s List along with those who are graduating and those earned scholarships.

Other TRIO staff involved in the event were Nikki Brooks, Teri Campbell, Brad Cullum, Christina Gilroy, and Verna Boehm-Wood.