Isiah Reese Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree From West Coast Bible College & Seminary

Fort Worth, Texas – December 14, 2023 – Isiah Reese, the esteemed Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder of Speak 2 Me Communications LLC, and CEO and Co-Founder of Aperion Global Institute and Blaze Fire Games, esports Education Tech Education Gaming and esports Innovation Centers at multiple Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Ministry from West Coast Bible College & Seminary (WCBCS). This prestigious degree will be presented to him during the upcoming honorary doctorate ceremony in May 2024, which will be held in person and virtually.

Dr. Phillip S. Porter, President of West Coast Bible College & Seminary, expressed his excitement: “Isiah is an accomplished transformational global leader, corporate intrapreneur, and entrepreneur who achieves greatness and is highly respected. We are thrilled to welcome Isiah Reese into the West Coast family.”

Isiah began his career at PepsiCo, where he was assigned to the sales unit. Navigating through the challenges of leading a team, Isiah was able to use his leadership skills to lead a multi-million-dollar sales unit.  After dedicating eight years to PepsiCo, Isiah transitioned to several other notable companies, including M&M Mars Company, Walt Disney in the consumer products division, the Coca-Cola Company, and the Director of Global Channel Marketing (OEM Division) at the Microsoft Company.

In 2016, Isiah became the Co-founder and CEO of Aperion Global with a strategic business unit called Blazed Fire Games.  Blaze Fire Games, a licensed digital content provider, has catapulted its success by implementing Continuing Education esports career pathway certificates. Aperion Global, a global career pathway education hub, offers over 1,000 micro-credentialing courses. Likewise, the company is well-regarded as an influential content creator, digital company brand integrator, gaming host, and K-12 and higher education-for-credit and not-for-profit academic content advisor. When Isiah co-founded his company, the goal was to introduce underserved communities to the technology world, and that goal remains today.  Isiah shared his perspective, saying, “Success will only come to those who take it, not those who wait for it.”  His business mind, visionary leadership qualities, and soft people skills have enabled him to penetrate the consumer-packaged goods, education, and digital technology market. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from South Carolina State University, a historically black college and university (HBCU), graduating with honors, and a Master of Arts in Business Management from Webster University.  He completed additional continuing education certificates at the Harvard Business School Executive Program in Business, sponsored by Disney Consumer Products.

He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and a Member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity STEM Committee. He served as the Chairman and Marketing Officer of International Worldwide for two years. He was recognized as a Lifetime International Global Business Achievement Leader in 2023 by the Marquis Group. He is the Vice-Chairman of the South Carolina State University Advancement Foundation (HBCU), a Former Board Trustee at Tougaloo College (HBCU), a member of the 100 Black Men of America-Twin Cities Chapter, and an Independent Director at Blaze Fire Games. To commemorate his contributions to his community, Mr. Reese was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from South Carolina State University School of Business in 2016.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Isiah Reese on the well-deserved honor of receiving an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Ministry from West Coast Bible College & Seminary.

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About West Coast Bible College and Seminary

West Coast Bible College and Seminary was founded with the mission to provide affordable Christian education. The institution offers programs such as the Diploma of General Ministries, Associate of Ministry, Bachelor of Ministry, and the Certification in Family Success. In partnership with Success Training Institute, West Coast also offers students the opportunity to earn soft skills certifications, gain access to virtual internship programs, earn additional funds for college, and more. As a leading provider of soft skills training, West Coast equips its students with valuable skills such as leadership, time management, focus, conflict resolution, and more. To learn more visit,