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Bannon Puckett

Senior Staff Writer, Communications & Engagement

Bannon Puckett is a senior staff writer with over 20 years experience in strategic communications and storytelling. He holds a master’s degree in education focused on language arts and the multiple intelligences as a way to reach all types of learners. When he’s not wordsmithing, you’ll find Bannon in the great outdoors biking, hiking, or exploring a national park.

The Latest.

Looking for the latest in education technology? Or to see what’s been happening at 2U? It’s all right here.

Partner Spotlight

How the University of Minnesota Expanded Access and Affordability for Boot Camp Students with 2U’s Help

Learn how the U of M was able to spring into action when COVID-19 hit and not only pivot its on-the-ground boot camps to online—but also offer scholarships for underrepresented learners in financial need along with an interest-free payment plan for all.

Apr 16, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Culture

A Day in the Life: Learning and Engagement Facilitator Jess Lee

Learn how this No Back Row Award winner found clarity and confidence through a community of colleagues—and why she’s a firm believer in the adage “it takes a village.”

Apr 14, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Mission

Reimagine, Innovate, Solve, Empower: How Capgemini’s RISE Internship Is Accelerating Opportunity for Aspiring Tech Consultants, Including Boot Camp Grads

Learn how one of our industry partners, Capgemini, is empowering boot camp graduates and other rising tech talents through an innovative internship experience that boasts a 96% job offer rate.

Apr 9, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Culture

How This Senior Manager of Student Success Is Practicing What She Preaches in the MBA@Rice Program

After years of coaching students, Kris Galligan decided to embark on her own educational journey. Today, she serves as both a leader and learner at 2U: working full-time as a senior manager of student success while completing the MBA@Rice program and raising a family.

Apr 5, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Culture

A Day in the Life: Senior Creative Innovation Specialist Imani Lewis

Learn what this mission-driven 2Ute loves most about her work on the Digital Team and how she advocates for equity, empowerment, and allyship as a member of 2U's Womxn’s Alliance Network.

Mar 29, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Insights

“Leadership Is Not a Solo Act": The President of Simmons University Discusses the Power of Community on EDU: Live

Dr. Lynn Wooten joined series host David Sutphen for a conversation on creating inclusive learning opportunities, building “a constellation of mentors,” and empowering women leadership.

Mar 26, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Culture

DiversityFirst Honors Our VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Global Chairs of 2U's Business Resource Networks

Learn what this recognition means to Millette Granville and five other 2Utes paving the way for a stronger culture of inclusivity at 2U.

Mar 24, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Culture

A Day in the Life: Student Success Manager Corrine Padilla

Learn how this committed 2Ute—a member of our Womxn’s Alliance Network and first-generation college student—is now carving out spaces for underrepresented tech talent in Utah’s “Silicon Slopes.”

Mar 22, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Culture

A Day in the Life: Senior Academic Manager Morghanne Procter

Learn what it’s like to work on the Academic Management team for 2U-powered short courses from this recent No Back Row Award winner based in Cape Town—perhaps also a superhero in disguise.

Mar 18, 2021·Bannon Puckett

Culture

A Day in the Life: Director of SEO and Organic Search Ilhaam Ismail

March is Women’s History Month in the U.S., but it’s different in South Africa. Learn how this Cape Town-based member of our Womxn’s Alliance Network balances raising children, speaking out, and maximizing 2U’s presence online.

Mar 16, 2021·Bannon Puckett