Bill Walker, 1GLI

My Story

I was the second student from my High School to attend Duke. As I applied to colleges I needed to be coached to admit that I was 1G and LI; I was embarrassed about my background . Fortunately I had a great mentor, Louise Radak, who helped guide me through the process. When my mentally ill mother falsified my financial aid application so that I would be ineligible for aid, Louise worked directly with Duke to get a financial aid award that would allow me to attend.