MBA Education Path to Diversity Scholar Profile: Sol Duree

(One in a continuing series of profiles of participants in the MBA Education Path to Diversity (P2D) Scholarship Program, which enables employees from diverse backgrounds to advance their professional growth and career development.)

–Tell us about yourself

Sol Duree

My name is Sol Duree, I am employed at Mr. Cooper, where we believe in keeping the dream of homeownership alive. I have been fortunate to have sustained a career in the mortgage industry for a little over twenty-two years.

My role at Mr. Cooper is Servicing Risk and Compliance Analyst and knowing that I play a crucial role in upholding ethical business standards to our lines of businesses and legal requirements brings a profound satisfaction. On a bit more personal note, I have a daughter who currently attends Mid-Western State University completing her BSN (bachelor’s degree of Science in Nursing). My husband and I’s true passion are our community service work, helping local food pantries, fundraising for victims of natural disasters, to donating coats to the homeless.

We have called North Texas home for 30 years.

–How did you learn about the MBA Path to Diversity Program?

While visiting and researching the MBA Education and Mortgage Courses site section of the website, I saw the link to apply for Path to Diversity Scholarship Program.

–What inspired you to become more involved? Did a co-worker/supervisor/mentor encourage your participation?

I was interested in furthering my career and already attending a leadership program with Mr. Cooper, and talking it over with my co-worker mentor she encouraged me to apply. In her words “you better go for it.”

–Did you find the application process to be user-friendly?

Absolutely, the application process was easy and straightforward with a handful of questions that only took a few minutes.

— How has the Path to Diversity scholarship benefited you, personally and professionally?

I will say, receiving the email that I was selected as a recipient of the scholarship was an enormously proud moment for me. Now I feel more confident in my compliance skillset. I know that having my CMCP (Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional) certification will be a great asset not only for my role and company but a true sense of accomplishment for me.

–What have you been able to bring back to your company as a result of the Path to Diversity program

Since obtaining the Path to Diversity scholarship, I was able to elevate my knowledge and skillset, which has helped me have a more systematic understanding of the industry, and quickly gain the trust and respect of my leadership team within my organization.

–What would you say to someone considering applying for a Path to Diversity scholarship?

I would encourage anyone to apply. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to advance their professional development and explore the many educational opportunities that MBA has to offer.


About the MBA Path to Diversity Scholarship Program

The Path to Diversity Scholarship Program recognizes existing industry professionals who are seeking to advance their careers through continuing education. Recipients receive a voucher to cover course registration fees, up to a maximum of $2,000, for popular MBA Education courses and designation programs. This education opportunity enables employees from diverse backgrounds to advance their professional growth and career development.

MBA recognizes that a strong, responsible and sustainable real estate finance industry requires a workforce that is reflective of our society at large.

For more information about the Path to Diversity Scholarship Program, click here.