Makeda Davis ’19

Class of 2020, Major in Sociology with a minor in Business

“There’s nothing greater than education. The more I learn, the more I know about myself and the great possibilities that life offers. I hope to prove that anyone can do better when they know better and are given a chance.”


For many students, a college education is an expected next step after high school. For some, it’s even a guarantee. But, for Makeda Davis ’20, MMC’s Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP) provided an opportunity she and her fellow incarcerated classmates never believed they’d have. A Sociology major and Business minor, Davis began taking classes with MMC through the BHCP in the fall of 2008. Davis has since been released from the correctional facility and has made the transition to MMC’s Manhattan campus to complete her degree. “My first day was pretty scary,” she says. “I felt out of place and awkward, but those feelings were resolved rather quickly. I’m glad to say my community here at MMC made me feel safe and at home.” 

On top of her studies, Davis works full time as a human resources coordinator. She expects to graduate in 2020.