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Debo Adegbile“A core American ideal is that the circumstances of an individual's birth should not limit one’s possibilities. Ideals are very important but they alone cannot cause change. MCS’ sliding scale tuition program bridges our ideals and tangible opportunity. I came to MCS as the son of immigrants from Nigeria and Ireland. During my years at MCS my family's financial circumstances changed but the school's commitment to me never did. I was fortunate to attend several great schools in my life but none played a more significant role in my professional path and commitment to public service than MCS.”

--Debo Adegbile ’80, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; partner, WilmerHale; and former MCS board chair




 

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