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Standing Tall and Looking Good
Valerie talks about Fred
After boot camp, Fred Zuker took as his motto for living a full life the words of a chant often sung in boot camp during the many marches. The chant is frequently repeated in his memoir, Standing Tall and Looking Good: One Soldier’s Life and Lessons Learned from 1968-1971, as part of the cadences he cites.
Considering the story that he tells, there is evidence that his attention to professionalism and leadership was learned early in his life. Furthermore, his success in academia indicates that these traits were a strong part of his character throughout his life. ~~Valerie of Coskrey Biz
R. Fred Zuker, Ph.D., A Mini Bio
Retired and living in Dallas, Dr. Zuker played varsity football at Duke, served in military intelligence in the Army and once tried to wear a mustache. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He has hosted radio programs, run four marathons, and survived cancer.
He and his wife Melody are avid movie buffs. They have 2 children and almost half a dozen grandchildren.
Dr. Zuker has been in higher education for over 40 years and has been in private practice as an educational consultant working with families in the college admission/financial aid process. He has concentrated on making the process as successful and efficient as possible. He has given primary attention to students seeking admission to selective and highly selective public and private colleges and universities. Dr. Zuker wrote one of the first books on the college admission process titled Peterson’s Guide to College Admission: Getting
Dr. Zuker holds an AB in history, M.Ed. in counseling and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Duke University. Dr. Zuker’s interest as a psychologist is in the psychological dimensions of the college admission process and the transition from school to college. He has written and spoken widely on these and related topics. He has made over 200 presentations on college admission, parenting college-bound students, letting go of the college-bound student and living in the empty nest.
Dr. Zuker has worked in admission, financial aid; enrollment management and other administrative duties at Duke University, Tulane University, Pomona College, the University of California Riverside, and the University of Dallas. He shifted
Dr. Zuker has hosted a weekly movie review radio program Focus on Film, hosted a radio program Education Today, co-hosted with MelodyZuker a weekly radio show Parent Talk and written a monthly newspaper column on parenting.
Currently he writes books.