Dr. Maurice McBride
“A lot of people start, but may not necessarily have the tenacity to finish. When no one else believed in me, I believed in myself.” ~ Maurice McBride
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Dr. Maurice McBride is a native of Waynesboro, Georgia. He was born to a young mother, and despite being raised by a loving grandmother who was a retired educator, he dropped out of school to pursue a music career. Dr. Maurice eventually earned his GED. After being incarcerated and realizing that the success he experienced in the music industry with his Billboard charting single would not last forever, he decided to go to college. Once he earned his bachelor’s degree from DeVry University, he decided to continue his education and earned a master’s degree from American Intercontinental University.
Later, he and his mother made history by earning their doctorates together from Capella University in 2013. Their story was featured in the February 2014 edition of Ebony, a national magazine that reaches nearly 11 million readers. Their accomplishment also earned them keys to the city of Waynesboro, presented by Mayor Pauline Jenkins in 2014. In addition to being a business professor at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Maurice is also the co-author of the children's book, Oliver Vance, Pull Up Your Pants, and the creator of The Oliver Vance Project, a character education program that teaches children and teens positive individuality, goal setting, and decision-making.
Along with his mother, he is also the subject of the book Almost a Statistic: The Remarkable Story of Drs. Vickie and Maurice McBride. As a part of The McBride Experience, this dynamic duo, along with Maurice’s wife, Dr. Jessica McBride, speaks to audiences throughout the country.
Most recently, Dr. Maurice re-entered the music industry with the release of the song, "Whoa Now!" As a professor, no one expected Dr. Maurice to write, produce, and perform another hit song. With over 100,000 views on YouTube, the fun, family-friendly line dancing song reflects Dr. Maurice's motto: Just because you're educated doesn't mean you can't have fun.