The Parental 411: What Every Parent Should Know About Their Child in College
What REALLY happens when your child heads to college? What kinds of things do they get into? What do they do with the money you send them? Dr. Boyce Watkins explains to parents what they need to know. In this relaxed format, Dr. Watkins breaks down college success and preparation for parents. He tells them how they can support their children and provide incentives for them to be successful. He also gives the professor's inside scoop on how a parent can be empowered when dealing with universities. He also discusses things that take place outside the classroom and how parents can avoid common mistakes. This book is a MUST READ for any parent that wishes to see their child successful at the collegiate level.
About the Author
Dr. Boyce D. Watkins earned BA and BS degrees from The University of Kentucky with a nearly perfect GPA and a triple major in Finance, Economics and Business Management. In college, he was selected as the Wall Street Journal Outstanding Graduating Senior in Finance, Freshman of the Year, and the Lyman T. Johnson Outstanding Graduating Senior. He then earned a Masters Degree in Mathematical Statistics from The University of Kentucky and a PhD in Finance from The Ohio State University. He now teaches Finance at Syracuse University, where he is the first African-American faculty member in the history of the Department of Finance. Of nearly 4,000 Finance Faculty in the U.S., Dr. Watkins is one of only 5 African-Americans teaching at a top 50-business school, and the only African-American to earn a PhD in Finance during the year 2002 . He is the author of "Everything you ever wanted to know about college a guide for minority students" and "Quick and dirty secrets of college success - a professor tells it all". He is also the National Director of the Step up and go to college tour, which is going to 18 cities during the 2004 2005 academic year.