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…
Stephanie Jackson
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Stephanie Jackson’s S.O. What! Success Story

It’s amazing when you look back over your life and think about the people you’ve met on your journey. And how they inspire you today. A freshman like me, Stephanie Jackson became my line sister and soror in 1998. She became a young…
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…
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Ciara Arrington’s S.O. What! Success Story

As an undergraduate soror of mine, Ciara Arrington approached me when I was speaking on campus about my new book. After the program, she asked me about marketing jobs and if I had any advice. I told her to get experience, and I offered to let…
Judge Robert "Butch" Childers
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Judge Robert “Butch” Childers S.O. What! Success Stories

If never judge a book by its cover was a person, it would be Judge Robert "Butch" Childers. I met Butch when I joined the University of Memphis National Alumni Association Board of Directors five years ago. He became the board president the…
Frank Scott
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Mayor Frank Scott’s S.O. What! Success Story

Have you ever met someone and immediately thought, “He (or she) is going to do something pretty amazing one day.”? Well, as a college student, I met Frank Scott who was also a college student. But his poise and professionalism were different…
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From Abuse to Advocate. Olliette Murry-Drobot’s S.O. What! Success Story

Have you ever met someone and immediately felt like you’ve known them for years? When I started on this journey of sharing my story over a decade ago, a friend suggested that I meet Olliette Murry-Drobot. We met for lunch, and we both probably…