Reginald Ford

Reginald Ford - Access College Advisor
Reginald Ford

Development Assistant

Describe yourself in three words: Organized, Creative, Dependable

How did you first get involved with ACCESS? It feels so long ago, but I started my history with Access in 2012 at Landstown High School. I became an Access Scholar in 2014. In 2014, I began doing some small student data entry in the main office and before you know it – I was here everyday. I applied for the Development Assistant position in 2015 and got the job! It has been a great year so far. I’m so glad to be apart of a great family supporting an even better mission.

What is your most memorable/rewarding moment working with ACCESS? As a graphic designer outside of work, I think the most memorable moments are those in which I can step into my creative field and put something together in the office. I’ve created pieces for mailings, events, the Program department’s summer transition workshops, and social media frames for our inaugural National Signing Day event.

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to a college-bound student? My most important advice to a college-bound student is to not give up! There are so many people in the backgrounds, in the offices of financial aid, and admission counselors working on your behalf to make sure you receive the opportunity for post-secondary education. I didn’t think community college was the best way to go, but after receiving my Associate’s Degree, it was the best thing I could have ever done. If you can go to a community college first, do it! You’ll thank me later.