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Tanisha Pugh
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Tanisha Pugh S.O. What! Success Story

Do you remember your high school Biology class?  Connected to dissecting a frog is my memory of my classmate, Tanisha (Johnson) Pugh. It actually goes back to elementary school but most vivid are my memories from Biology class. When we…
Odell Bizzell
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Odell Bizzell S.O. What! Success Story

Doesn’t it feel good when you meet someone doing the same thing as you and they immediately cheer you on and offer real help? I met Odell Bizzell as part of the National Speakers Association a few years ago but really got to know him when…
Havilah Malone
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Havilah Malone S.O. What! Success Story

When I made the decision to become a professional speaker, I was excited that I qualified to become a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). One of the most amazing connections I made through NSA was with this woman with a speaking…
Deborah Clubb
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Sharing the Storyteller’s Story: Deborah Clubb S.O. What! Success Story

When I published my memoir in 2010, I had no idea the opportunities (and challenges) it would bring to my life. One of the first was when I received the Women of Achievement Heroism Award. That’s when I met one of the founders of Women of…
Joyce Kyles
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Joyce Kyles’ – A DV Survivor’s S.O. What! Success Story

It’s amazing the people you meet along your journey. For me it’s been especially interesting meeting people who use their life’s challenges, like I do, to help others. Joyce Kyles became my instant friend the day we met. She has an incredible…
Dr. Beverly Bond
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Dr. Beverly Bond S.O. What! Success Story

No, I did not get excited when I signed up for an 8 am history class every Tuesday and Thursday morning.  I was not a morning person nor a history-lover. Although Dr. Beverly Bond did not make it easy for me to get up early, she did make…
Marcus Heaston
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Marcus Heaston S.O. What! Success Story

It’s funny when you meet someone who has “known” you for 20 years. Because I’m on a mission to impact as many youth and young adults as possible with the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education Curriculum, I am always…
Sha’Quille Fuller
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Photographer, Father, Future PhD: Sha’Quille Fuller S.O. What! Success Story

Just when I thought I wore a lot of hats. I met someone (Sha’Quille Fuller) who wears a few more and maybe bigger hats. Yet he still made time to volunteer one of his many talents to the fundraiser I created for the S.O. What! Foundation.…
Deandre Brown
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Prisoner to Pastor, DeAndre Brown 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…