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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,…
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…
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…
Tiffany Bellafant Steward
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An Unexpected Journey in Higher Education, Tiffany Bellafant Steward’s S.O. What! Success Story

Last week I shared how as a high school junior, a few of my friends. And I skipped school and hung out with AKA’s on the campus of the University of Memphis. One of those women was Tiffany Bellafant Steward who experienced what I felt…
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Graduating Against the Odds: How I Made it to My 20 Year College Graduation Anniversary

It's graduation season, and many students are graduating against the odds. Financial challenges, lack of support, illnesses, competing priorities, too many responsibilities and so many other obstacles keep many people from completing college. But…
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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana-Day 6

 After a fun night in Kumasi and a good night's rest at the Golden Bean Hotel. We woke up early to travel less than an hour to Beniase, the village where Justin's father grew up and near the school, we would be visiting.  Our driver Leo…
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Today is Launch Day SO I’m About to Take Off!

After six years of speaking full-time as a professional speaker... I am so excited to announce that I am now a speaker with the agency. ForCollegeForLife! Although I speak on several life skills topics and issues related to being…
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5 Actions to Take to Guarantee Success No Matter What College You Attend

I vividly remember the look of disappointment on my former vice president's face when I ran into him about five years after I'd last seen him. Our sons were the same age, and he asked me how mine was doing and I asked him the same question.…