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Ned Bachus, "Open Admissions"

In Open Admissions, Ned Bachus offers a window into the lives of our most overlooked students along with teaching and learning practices that transform lives.

Through the eyes of an award-winning writer and educator, Open Admissions details nontraditional college students breaking through barriers in ways that parallel the author’s own growth, integrating his insights on a four-decade career spent in education. Story after story demonstrates that the resources, guidance, and support offered at community colleges all across the country matter.

About Ned Bachus: During his four-decade career at Community College of Philadelphia, Ned Bachus won multiple teaching awards, including the Christian and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. His Fleur-de-Lis Press book of short stories, City of Brotherly Love, received the 2013 IPPY Gold Medal for Literary Fiction. A singer-songwriter, and member of the Sacred CowBoys, his songs have been recorded by other artists and performed on National Public Radio programs including A Prairie Home Companion.