May 8, 2017 Opportunity

Hundreds of Starbucks Partners Graduate ASU

‘Dream Big,’ Schultz Proclaims as Hundreds of Starbucks Partners Graduate

Three years ago, Howard Schultz announced the college achievement plan, which provides eligible partners based in the U.S. who work 20 hours a week or more, the opportunity to get an online degree through ASU, debt-free. More than 7,000 are currently participating in the program.

Starbucks ASU Partner Forum Celebrates Graduates, Family and Community

Home is the word that kept coming up at the Starbucks Partner and Family Forum held today at Arizona State University.

‘A Destiny Moment’ as Hundreds of Starbucks Partners Graduate

When Brandy McIntosh, a Starbucks barista, heard about the College Achievement Plan she applied immediately. She is completing her degree with a 4.0.


Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz will give the commencement address at Arizona State University Monday, May 8, in front of hundreds of graduates of Starbucks College Achievement Plan program – and 30,000 other graduates and guests.

Watch Schultz talk about his educational journey and inspiration, and how he knew how important the full-tuition college program would be to eligible Starbucks full- and part-time partners. 

 

Cusp of a Dream: Daughter of Immigrants Who Taught Selves to Read, Write to Graduate College

It’s the moment Susana Mojica has been holding onto for three years. It’s helped get her through long days of attending classes, working, raising three children and nights of studying interspersed with just a few hours of stolen sleep.

‘The Land of Opportunities’: Jamaican Immigrant Sees Dream Realized with College Degree

When Alexander Nunes graduates from ASU through Starbucks College Achievement Plan, he’ll become the first in his family to earn a college degree.

Starbucks Store Manager Earns a Degree After 25-Year Delay

A tragic accident stalled Starbucks store manager Laura Fobes efforts to earn a college degree, but thanks to the company’s College Achievement Plan, she’s receiving her diploma a quarter-century after she began her studies.

Finding Home: Childhood Hardships Strengthen Starbucks ASU Graduate

As a kid in Thailand, Sirikwan O'Gorman dreamed of a job where she could help other people. She will now graduate from ASU through Starbucks College Achievement Plan and pursue a career to live out that dream.


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