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The Testimony of an Audience Member: Ebone Allen’s S.O. What! Success Story

As I stood before a packed gymnasium with every student in that high school in 2013, I spoke to the largest audience I had ever spoken to before. I nervously shared my story and hoped that I reached them, at least one of them. In this episode…

A $110,000 Scholarship and The Power of 1

Never doubt your ability to do a small thing to make a huge impact! You already know that I'm a proud University of Memphis alumna and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Based on my story, you probably also know that I once…
Jenny Turner Koltnow
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Jenny Turner Koltnow’s S.O. What! Success Story

I enjoy reflecting on other people’s journeys (what I know of it) almost as much as I enjoy thinking about my own. When I was a student at the University of Memphis, I met this young advisor for one of the organizations that I had joined.…
“Champ” Ron Brooks
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“Champ” Ron Brooks S.O. What! Success Story

Maybe a year ago I had an opportunity to be interviewed by “Champ” Ron Brooks for his incredible podcast, Minding Your Business.  We met in college, but I didn’t get to know him until after that day. I had so much fun sharing my story…
Marvin White
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Leading the Support Group for the #1 Recruiting Class in the Country

You never know when relationships, big or small, will come full circle. As an undergraduate at the University of Memphis, I met Marvin White. We were both part of the Greek community, and his now wife was my soror.  Although we didn’t…
Shad Berry’s S.O. What! Success Story
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Shad Berry’s S.O. What! Success Story

When I decided that I wanted to go to Frosh Camp before starting college at the University of Memphis, I had no idea how that decision would impact my entire life. One of the incredible people I met and got to call my brother because we were…
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Tips to Help You Regain Control of Your Life

We live in a very uncertain world where it can be difficult to regain control of your life sometimes. While many of us don’t like admitting it, there are a lot of things outside our control - much more than there are within our control.   Every…
Netisha Burnett
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Netisha Burnett’s S.O. What! Success Story

When I randomly met Netisha Burnett at a mutual friend’s house, I never would have imagined a few years later that she would play such a major role in my life. After bringing me in to speak when she worked for Girls, Inc., she became my…
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Expensive Lessons- My $1,200 Economy Rental Car

If you know me, then you know I appreciate free. But I think you'll appreciate these expensive lessons I learned on a recent trip with a brand new experience. My first in-person speaking engagement (since COVID) March 8, 2020, I flew home…