Tracey was a Commonwealth Plus student at Western High School. She always knew she wanted to go to college, but she wasn't sure how she could afford it. She knew her mom would do everything in her power to help her, but she also knew this probably wouldn't be enough. In her senior year, she became involved with the CollegeBound Foundation, which provided her with college counseling, paid her SAT and college application fees, and also provided a cash award. Tracey was now on her way! Tracey attended Sojourner Douglass College in Baltimore, earning a BA in Business Administration with a career specialty in Health Care Administration. She went on to Coppin State University in Baltimore, where she earned an MA in Adult and Continuing Education, Administration and Supervision. With her eyes on the stars, Tracey enrolled in a doctoral program at Morgan State University. She earned her Doctoral degree in Education (Community College Leadership) in May 2005. CollegeBound was with Tracey all the way. Throughout her college career, CollegeBound always acknowledged her successes and always remembered her birthday and Christmas. This interest in her helped her to do her best. Once she graduated from college, Tracey found employment with CollegeBound. She gave back to the students of Baltimore by becoming a CollegeBound College Access Program Specialist and Program Administrator. She administered competitive scholarships and last dollar grants. Her work with CollegeBound helped her to focus her interest on education and to enroll in the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan. Tracey is now the Learning Assistance Coordinator at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. In addition, she is the CEO of Durant Group Enterprises, which provides college and financial consulting to students and their parents. Her tireless and highly motivated spirit also has found time to become part owner of T & A Wedding Consultants, a full service wedding coordinating company. Tracey even chairs the Scholarship Committee of the Baltimore Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She has truly fulfilled the promise that CollegeBound hopes to help all of its students achieve. "When I reflect back on how CBF changed my life, both as a college student and as an employee, the one thought that I will always remember is how the mission always remains the same, to make a difference in the life of a child. Going to college opened so many doors for me. It provided me with opportunities to give a better life to my children. To CollegeBound: Words are simply not enough. Thank you! To young people: Always remember that while the journey to getting to college may not be easy, the rewards at the destination are immeasurable! May the Lord open up the windows of heaven and pour you a blessing that you will not have room enough to receive. There is no greater accomplishment than that of obtaining a college degree."