Finding Freddie came full circle Thursday, April 24th 2014 as we had the opportunity to collaborate with two amazing institutions. Morgan Stanley and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School participated in a panel discussion on educating students about higher education and pursuing careers as future artists. The conversation focused on dispelling the notion that you cannot have a passionate career as an artist without higher education. The panel featured Freddie Rankin and two other artists as they engaged in conversations with students and provided insight into their route to success.


Morgan Stanley Corporate Office NY, New York


  • Introductions & Announcements
  • Mentor – Mentee One – on One Discussions
  • Art Panel Discussion
  • Thank You Celebration and Mentor Recognition
  • Reflection
  • Putting Client First
  • Doing the Right Thing
  • Leading with Exceptional Ideas
  • Giving Back


  • Opportunity to listen to 3 uniquely creative artist who have pursued a career in creative professional industries (Fashion, Music and Photography)
  • Through sharing real stories from men and women working in arts. This conversation is used as a tool to bridge the gap between a college degree and a career as an artist
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Program is committed to exposing high school students to different career paths and encouraging them to pursue higher education

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