D’Youville Administrator Has College Prep Book Published
Buffalo, New York – June 7, 2017 – Antwan K. Barlow, director of the Upward Bound program at D’Youville College, is the author of a new book, “20 BU (Barlow University) TIPS for the College Preparation Student: A Relatable College Preparation Guide and Workbook,” that is designed to serve as a personalized guide through the major elements of the college preparation process.
The publisher, CreateSpace, an Amazon company, said the 86-page book “is presented to students in relatable metaphors, illustrations, help tips and creative activities. The mission of the book is for students to develop a self-motivated introspective approach to preparation that will guide the detailed and organized completion of their college preparation tasks.”
Barlow joined D’Youville in 2008 as assistant director of the Upward Bound program and was named director in 2011. The program is a federally-funded college preparatory program for secondary students who are economically disadvantaged and/or first generation college students.
He has devoted his professional career to pre-collegiate and collegiate support programs that have provided mentoring, counseling, advisement, college preparation, and academic support to students from around the globe.
Barlow has worked in pre-collegiate programs as a volunteer, mentor, tutor, counselor, and coordinator. His various efforts have helped countless high school students successfully gain access to and graduate from college.
“I have been mentoring students in college preparation for 15 years. These students have come from urban, suburban, and international backgrounds. I wrote this book as a way to put my unique and relatable college preparation tips in print and share it with a global audience in hopes that these tips will help students, parents, school counselors, and others involved in after-school programming in their college preparation efforts,” Barlow said.
He was nominated for the National Science Foundation Presidential Award for Excellence in Mentoring and is a former consultant for the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation College Access initiatives in Western New York.
A graduate of the State University at Buffalo, he earned his master’s degree in Urban Education from Cleveland State University.