Charlie Caswell
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From Trauma to Triumph: Charlie Caswell’s S.O. What! Success Story

Although we met nearly 20 years ago, it has been in the last few years that I have grown to know and truly respect the work of Charlie Caswell. With a strong passion for his community, Charlie has used his life and all he’s learned and…
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Burned by Bullying, Victorious as a Veteran – Justin Brazil’s S.O. What! Success Story

Once I started sharing my story, I began to hear and embrace the stories of others more. A few years ago, I spoke on a local panel and met an amazing man with an incredible story of resilience. One of the topics of the S.O. What! Literacy,…
Kendra Morman
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Kendra Morman’s S.O. What! Success Story

One of the organizations that I joined as a student at the University of Memphis was the Student Activities Council. I joined as a freshman, and as a sophomore, I was a committee chairperson- the Novelties and Varieties committee.  And Kendra…
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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…
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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…