Chris Underwood is a 19-year-old freshman living in a dorm at Auburn University. What is unique about Chris is that he is also a part of the EAGLES program, which provides a post-secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities to engage in a college campus experience. Similar to Gadsden City Schools’ Beautiful Rainbow vocational program that Chris was involved with and excelled at during his high school years, the EAGLES program helps students achieve their employment and independent living goals. With his drive, determination and work ethic, achieving goals is a familiar concept for Chris. After an extensive interview process, Chris was one of only eight students admitted to the Eagles Program from an applicant pool of 90 students from across the country. Chris plans to take classes in Auburn University’s Culinary Science program and wants to be a chef.

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If you know a successful Gadsden City alumnus who is thriving somewhere around the world, we would love to include them in the Our Titan Family is Going Places campaign.

They can upload a short video (less than two minutes) and a photo here. The video should be an introduction of themselves, a synopsis of what they do in their career, and the coolest work-related experience they’ve had so far.

Make sure the video is between :30 and 2 minutes. The photo should be of just them with a background that reflects what they are doing in their career. They should be sure to use their name (first and last) as the file name for the photo and the video.
Along with the photo and video, they’ll need to complete the short survey here.