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It’s MINE…A College Course that I Created

When I came to the University of Memphis in 1997, I was a scared but excited freshman with a two-year-old son. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined the amazing things that would happen for me through this school. Miss UofM, FCBE, and UofM Outstanding Young Alumna, and NOW THIS!!

I have been an adjunct professor teaching Mktg 3010 for three years. I really only did that to have some guaranteed income as I was stepping out on faith and leaving FedEx.

I loved it, but now I have MY VERY OWN COURSE! God is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good, and His favor is NOT fair, but I thank Him every day for it! He is DAILY enlarging my territory!

If you have or are a student at the University of Memphis, this will be a great and life-changing class!
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I’m Summer Owens, and my passion is helping youth and young adults realize success no matter what obstacles they face. As an international resilience and leadership keynote speaker, author, S.O. What! Success Coach, and creator of the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum, I empower people to say, “So what!” to even their greatest challenges.  provide a framework to help people see past their challenges and focus on solutions using the S.O. What! Success System (Overcome Obstacles + Eliminate Excuses + Calculate Choices = S.O. What! Success). Through keynotes, workshops, books, online courses, and workbooks, I use life’s challenges and my own story of resilience as a rape survivor and teen mom success story to help others confidently pursue their dreams.

Looking for an inspiring college motivational speaker? A high school literacy curriculum? A middle school life skills workbook? A great example for teen mothers? A women’s empowerment or single mother’s conference speaker?  I’m your girl and will help any audience say, “S.O. What!”.