Meet Ricky Dennis

Ricky Dennis grew up in a tough neighborhood in Cincinnati. Like many of his classmates, Dennis could easily have slipped through the cracks if it had not been for the mentoring offered by MUSP counselors at Purcell Marian High School. “I spent hours working on vocabulary words and different strategies for passing tests,” recalls Dennis, a MUSP grad. His hard work paid off, earning him a college scholarship and dual degrees in graphic design and illustration from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Now a successful graphic designer, Dennis believes his MUSP experience made all the difference. “It was the process that was most valuable,” he says. “I learned persistence. I know what it means to give my best.”