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Recent graduate publishes book, teaches at Franklin University

Update | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Photo of AlexAlex Dontre, A.A.S. 2014, has published “Dichotomies: Lessons from a College Life on Tour.” The book chronicles his education at Columbus State and beyond as he earned degrees while touring with a band. President Harrison and others at the College are mentioned in the book.

"My goal in writing this book is to provide evidence that despite one's circumstances, earning a college education is more attainable than a person may think,” said Dontre. “In my view, community colleges are probably the most important educational institutions available. People need a way to pursue a quality education without the exclusionary barriers and absurdly high costs. By writing this book, I am proud to be a community college ambassador in my own small way."

Dontre (pictured, right) graduated from Columbus State with an associate degree in finance. He transferred to Franklin University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in financial planning in 2016 and a Master of Science in business psychology in 2017. He’s currently an adjunct professor at the university. He taught Coaching in Organizations this semester and will teach Biopsychology and Social Psychology in the spring.

Dontre is the co-founder and member of the rock band Psychostick, which continues to produce studio albums and tour globally.

View the book here on Amazon. 

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