Gone Far: Alum Isa Adney finds national platform for inspirational writing
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Written by: Lauren Leetun for Seminole State
After being awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in 2007, Isa Adney – who received her associate degree with a focus in English from Seminole State College of Florida – went on to graduate with a bachelor's degree in communications studies from Stetson University. Since that time, she's also added a master's degree to her list of achievements, graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Master of Education (M.Ed) in Human Resource Development.
She returned to her alma mater in 2009, this time as a Student Life Coordinator, where she worked to recruit and engage the student body in campus life. In March 2012, Adney published a book called “Community College Success: How to Finish with Friends, Scholarships, Internships, and the Career of Your Dreams," and later went on to be recognized by the White House as a “Community College Superstar.” Today, Adney writes stories to inspire readers to keep moving toward their dreams, which she publishes on her blog, Creative Teacup.
She focuses on interviewing people who have mastered a craft, make a living in the arts, have achieved a difficult dream, or have overcome major obstacles to get where they are today. Her work has been featured on national media including:
- LA Weekly
- The White House blog
- NBC Latino
- The Huffington Post
- Success Magazine
- The Princeton Review
- The Daily Buzz
- USA Today College
- U.S. News & World Report
- Fox Business
- GOOD Magazine
She is working on a second book about people who achieved their dreams. She has interviewed 120 people from all around the world including Emmy, Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Golden Globe winners; Broadway stars; actors; Olympians; nonprofit and start-up founders; and many other outstanding artists, entrepreneurs, parents and leaders who press on against the odds.
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Instagram and Twitter: @isaadney
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