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Succeeding at a Fast Pace

Now 29, Wickliff has been at Rice University for two years, serving as associate vice provost for academic affairs and strategic initiatives. Having achieved so much so early in life, Wickliff wanted to share his secrets of success with youth, so he wrote “Young and Driven: Overdrive.” The 250-page book outlines step-by-step how to convert big dreams into reality.

Harvard Law student graduates at 22

The Boston Globe publishes a feature written by Akilah Johnson about Cortlan Wickliff, the 22 year old Harvard Law Graduate. (Photo by Michael Stravato Via Associated Press)

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Dr. Cortlan Wickliff, Will Reach Over 40,000 Students Across Texas On His, “Be Driven To Succeed,” Tour!

Hype Magazine Published Percy Crawford's interview with Dr. Wickliff while he was in the middle of his 25 city, 52+ stop, Driven to Succeed Tour.

Harvard Law grad who made history shares tips for college success

Balancing work, life and school have become increasingly difficult. Motivational speaker and author Dr. Cortlan J. Wickliff, Esq. visits Morning Dose to discuss his new book, “Young and Driven.” He shares tips for achieving personal, career and financial success.

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Interview with Kelli in the Morning

Being interviewed by Kelli O'Neil on Kool 95.1, this Texas native shares what drove him to travel 4,500+ miles around the state of Texas to talk to young people about education and success.

Interview with Roland Martin: Youngest Ever African-American To Graduate From Harvard Law School Discusses Future Plans

Roland Martin talks with Cortlan Wickliff, the youngest African-American to graduate from Harvard Law School. Not to mention, he also started college the week after his fifteenth birthday and is heading to Texas A&M University for his P.H.D.

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Young and driven: Aggie engineer and Harvard law grad makes history, makes a difference

Young and driven. Both are words that could describe Dr. Cortlan Wickliff. At 26 years old, Wickliff is an engineer, licensed attorney, business owner, motivational speaker and author. Perhaps more important, however, is his desire to help others and inspire the next generation of thinkers and doers.

Profiles of Success with Cortlan Wickliff

Money For Lunch finds out what motivates entrepreneur Dr. Cortlan J. Wickliff, and what are his secrets to long term success.

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Meet Cortlan Wickliff of Driven to Succeed – Academic Tour of Texas in South Houston

Voyage Houston publishes a feature introducing it's audiences to an emerging Houston area leader.

Harvard Law grad, 22, heads to College Station for Ph.D.

The Houston Chronicle does a feature on recently graduated Harvard Law School graduate, Cortlan Wickliff to find out what motivated him to pursue getting an engineering degree, law degree and a Ph.D. before his 26th birthday.

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Meet Texas' youngest attorney and African American Harvard law graduate, Cortlan Wickliff

A former Pflugerville High student is on a tour to motivate students across more than 20 cities to take their education more seriously. He ends his tour in his home town, watch this interview from the last day of the tour.

Associate Vice Provost motivates students across the state

What exactly does an associate vice provost do? They drive over 4,500 miles across Texas to speak to high school students about building confidence, mental health and applying to college. At least that’s what Cortlan Wickliff (Wiess College  ’10), associate vice provost for academic affairs  and strategic initiatives, did last November.

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Accomplished motivational speaker comes to Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - An engineer, lawyer, entrepreneur and author, Dr. Cortlan J. Wickliff’s education speaking tour, Be Driven to Succeed, brought him to Wichita Falls where he spoke to members at the Eastside Faith Center on Nov. 10.

Former Pflugerville student a Harvard Law grad at 22

Cortlan Wickliff attended his first college course at 8 years old, when his mom, working on her master’s degree in executive business, would take him along to her classes because she didn’t have a baby sitter. Not long after that, he set his sights on getting a law degree. At 22 he is achieving that goal.

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Featured in the Liberty Vindicator Article

Liberty County native son makes academic history and is still blazing a trail for others.

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