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…
regain control of your life
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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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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…
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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…
Dr. Barbara Prescott
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Dr. Barbara Prescott’s S.O. What! Success Story

Have you ever been introduced to someone who you’ve admired from afar, and it was not what you expected? I watched Dr. Barbara Prescott and admired her work. She looked like a nice person, but I had no idea just how kind, considerate, and…
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Big things come in small packages: Vanessa Peterson’s S.O. What! Success Story

It seems like it was yesterday when Vanessa (Gray at the time) walked onto the University of Memphis campus with the new class of Emerging Leaders. I was a sophomore, but this girl of small stature had a huge presence. 20 plus years and that…
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Turning a Positive HIV Diagnosis into a Positive Force for Change: LáDeia McNeal S.O. What! Success Story

When was the last time you had a challenging situation, but you were able to look at the bright side or make something good out of it? That’s usually easier said than done, but my friend, LáDeia McNeal does it beautifully.  After a positive…
Almetria Turner
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When Transforming Your Body Transforms Your Life, Almetria Turner’s S.O. What! Success Story

Can you imagine someone weighing nearly 300 pounds becoming one of your health and fitness role models? As a high school junior, a few of my friends and I skipped a couple of days of school (Shush, don’t tell anyone). We spent those days…