Margaret Rhodes
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Margaret Rhodes’ S.O. What! Success Story

It’s interesting when the first time you meet someone is at your own house. That’s where I met Margaret Rhodes when she came to support a fundraising idea I was trying out at my house. Since then that fundraiser has become a big annual…
Deandre Brown
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Prisoner to Pastor, DeAndre Brown’s S.O. What! Success Story

Several years ago I was asked to join the board of directors for a new non-profit charter school that wanted to come to Memphis, Pathways in Education. We had a small board of only three, and when one of our board members had to leave the board…
Joann Massey
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Joann Massey’s S.O. What! Success Story

People don’t have to support you.  That was very apparent to me as a young mother and even more apparent when it really got tough raising a teenager. But it also became painfully apparent when I became an entrepreneur. Then, someone,…
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5 Lessons from Appearing on CNN HLN

After publishing my first book, I was shocked when I checked my Facebook inbox and had a message from CNN's HLN. It was 11:00am, and they wanted me to do an interview at 4:00pm...via Skype. I called the contact in my inbox and excitedly agreed…
Andy Dolich
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Andy Dolich’s S.O. What! Success Story

It seems like it was just yesterday that I landed my first job out of college. It was with the Memphis Grizzlies in their inaugural season in Memphis. It was actually 20 years ago. But I remember so many details very vividly including…
Hannah Marcom
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Hannah Marcom’s S.O. What! Success Story

How well do you remember high school? What about the people in high school including the ones that weren’t necessarily your friends? Well, I knew, and remember Hanna Marcom probably because she was on the basketball team, and she was “different”.…
LeShane Greenhill
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Serial Entrepreneur LeShane Greenhill’s S.O. What! Success Story

When you leave home after high school on whatever path you choose, you have no idea who you’ll meet along that path.  LeShane Greenhill was a fellow business major so I saw him in the business building often at the University of Memphis,…
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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…