Black Woman Named Marijuana Pepsi Obtains her PhD

Nicole Rojas
Jun 23, 2019 - 4:59

Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck has never been ashamed of her unique name and now she’s earned her doctorate inspired by it. The 46-year-old has made headlines around the country after getting her PhD in higher education leadership at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. Her dissertation topic was more than fitting: “Black names in white classrooms: Teacher behaviors and student perceptions.”Dr. Vandyck credits her mother, Maggie (Brandy) Johnson, for her unusual name. “She said that she knew when I was born that you could take this name and go around the world with it,” she told the

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