Raquel Beckford, a Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship winner graduated on May 22, 2016 from Trinity College. Ms. Beckford, who earned a BA in English will be starting her future career as a first grade teacher in the Bronx this June. In addition to working as a teacher, Ms. Beckford will be pursuing a masters degree for Special Education. She owes much of her success to Adam Leitman Bailey and the scholarship, stating: “I wanted to pursue a career in education but I did not have the tools necessary to make it a reality. Prior to receiving the scholarship, I was concerned about how I would receive a quality education that I can afford. With The Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship, this dream has come to fruition as I have graduated from Trinity College with no college debt.” Graduating with no debt has given her the option to continue her education and follow her passion further. Ms. Beckford feels that her experience at the firm and Adam Leitman Bailey’s generosity have made her who she is today.
“Since working at ALBPC as an intern in 2011, my life has changed completely. From gaining the necessary work experience to build a foundation for my later pursuits in addition to meeting wonderful people like Adam, ALBPC’s Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship has made it possible for me to live out my dreams.”