What people are saying about J. Darius Greene
“Darius has been described as one of the college’s best story tellers.” – University of Maryland, College of Arts & Humanities Service Award Recipient
“J. Darius Greene never meets a stranger. His optimism, strength, talent, character and absolute love for what he does shows in his projects. He is a passionate perfectionist and enjoys seeing happiness in others and will go above and beyond in making that happen. There’s no one else who will take the time to listen and bring things out of you that you didn’t know you had.” – Stephanie P.
“I highly recommend Darius to others. His passion for what he does as a writer, educator, and photographer is commendable. Keep up the great work! The world needs your talent and expertise.” – Cassandra J., Seasoned Higher Educational Administrator
“Darius was one of the most impactful mentors during my college career. As an advisor in the College of Arts and Humanities and instructor for Dean’s ambassadors he routinely went above and beyond to help me along in academic, professional and personal pursuits. His infectious positive personality and ability to relate to students made for an immediate and long-standing mentor-mentee relationship with me and so many others. Under his mentorship I was able to enrich my college experience and achieve so many of my goals.” – UMD graduate
“From an educator’s perspective, Darius is an enthusiastic and favored career day speaker to our students. He gives the students reasons to succeed and real life experiences. He is appreciated among our diverse student population. He is honest and open, loves with his whole heart, cherishing his family and genuine with his friends.” – Guidance Counselor
“Darius is truly invested in supporting the holistic learning and development of every student he meets. Darius was my academic adviser and instructor throughout my four years at the University of Maryland, College Park. In our meetings and classes, he created an open and engaging environment that compelled me academically and challenged me personally. Darius goes above and beyond in his role as an adviser – he is coach, a mentor, and an excellent role model. I believe Darius is an outstanding example of what a Student Affairs professional can and should be. When I pursue my own career in higher education (a goal largely inspired by him!), I aspire to be all that he represents – an educator, advocator and supporter of students.“ UMD graduate and Student Affairs professional
“Darius is one of the most dedicated, caring, strategic, and passionate higher education professionals I have worked for. Whether he is advising students or managing staff members, he listens with empathy and responds to concerns consistently – a valuable and rare asset in college student development.“ – Former Johns Hopkins University Administrator
“I met Darius during my first week at the University of Maryland, and I solely used him as my adviser throughout my college education. His advice and mentorship significantly contributed to the success I achieved in my studies and work ethic. His leadership abilities were instrumental during a key transition in my life. Similar to Darius, I wanted to be a leader in my community, which influenced my decision to attend Law School. I would strongly recommend Darius to anyone who is seeking out a leader and role model.” – UMD graduate and current lawyer
reviews of for boys who love
“more than a book of poetry, this is a collection of truths. the author poured himself into this work. one can easily find himself (or herself) in one or more of these dynamic pieces.“
“good Stuff! the title mentions boys, but i believe the poetry is for everyone. the poems are vivid and honest about life. simple, raw and truthful. i didn’t know quite what to expect, but after reading, i certainly look forward to other collections from the author.“
“this is a wonderful compilation of poems. the expressions are so honest. there are a few poems that make you think and definitely make for great conversation. very nicely put together.“
“there was an initial fear that this body of work would cater only to a particular demographic. turns out my fear was unwarranted. this is a literary time capsule and time machine that transforms the black text and white pages into colorful imagery, transports the mind of the reader to a place of “remember when”, and tells a true story of human emotion and phases of life. a job well done.“
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