UVA Clubs: On-Air with Greg & Tierney Fairchild
Greg Fairchild (DAR '92) and Tierney Fairchild (DAR '94, GSAS '96) joined On-Air with UVA to discuss "Why First Chances Matter." They shared how high-quality business programs taught in prisons by MBA students from the Darden School of Business improves employment outcomes, reentry success, and breaking the cycle of incarceration for returning citizens.
Did you know?
80% of people released from prison return within five years. In advance of the On-Air with UVA discussion, learn more about Resilient Education in the Washington Post article about the new bipartisan law that extends Pell Grant eligibility to help the incarcerated successfully reenter society.
Resilience equips students with the confidence, capability, and connections that empower them when they return home. Still, the reality is that even the most resilient of our community struggle with the stigmatization that awaits them. That is why Resilience Education believes in first chances. A first chance means you are able to access high-quality educational offerings that, upon release, put you on a more equal footing - with access to professional resources, opportunities to dream, and a supportive community that lifts you up. A chance to make a mistake, to learn from it, and move forward.
Important Note: Call-in number and passcode will be emailed to registered participants upon registration. You must have these details to access this private phone call.
Presented by the UVA Clubs, the Darden School of Business, and Resilience Education.
You can visit the On-Air with UVA page to listen to past episodes of On-Air with UVA, including episodes with Dr. Mitch Rosner and Larry Terry. 2020 episodes include conversations with Bob Bruner, Greg Fairchild, Christine Mahoney, Phil Bourne, Melody Barnes, Dr. Bill Petri, Jeanne Liedtka, Bill Antholis, Ken Elzinga, Ian Solomon, Karen McGlathery, Risa Goluboff, Kevin Gaines, Pam Cipriano, Bob Pianta, Alex Hernandez, and Edward Hess.