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.