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Cheryl D. Steele (access required)

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Relationships define Cheryl Steele’s life and her career. On the day Steele’s father died, her mother had a breakdown, and Steele and her siblings went to live with their grandmother. Steele was 14. “My entire world changed that day,” she ...

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Sherie E. Pearsall (access required)

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As a child, Sherie Pearsall wanted to be an athlete. Throughout her growing-up years, she was good at sports, running track and playing volleyball and basketball from seventh grade through college. She was always a high achiever. “I began working ...

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Nancy Nestor (access required)

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Even Nancy Nestor’s experience as a talented special-education teacher could not prepare her for the challenges she faced when her son was diagnosed with autism. “My skill was to help those with disabilities make progress, despite their academic limitations,” she ...

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Brandy B. Milazzo (access required)

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Brandy Milazzo grew up knowing that when things went wrong, she always could turn to her grandmother and always would walk away from those conversations with a better perspective. “I’d call her every time I was really upset and had ...

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Marcia Merrill (access required)

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Marcia Merrill is a traveler, an artist, an entrepreneur, and the mother of twin boys born when Merrill and her husband were living in Tokyo, Japan. She reflects on her Tokyo years when she thinks about grit and fortitude. “I’ve ...

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Carolyn P. Meade (access required)

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If Carolyn Meade could go back to college, she’d return to the University of Virginia, her alma mater, and take an international seminar in Bangladesh, Panama or Argentina. “I’d love the chance to travel and to integrate the liberal arts ...

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Marie McLucas (access required)

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Marie McLucas would not be hurt or even surprised if anyone referred to her as a difficult person. She might even agree, with just one clarification – she is also fair and honest. “My mentor and boss, Bill Seymour, describes ...

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Kelly McKay (access required)

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Kelly McKay sees herself as a muscle-car sort of woman. “Like a Dodge Charger,” she says. “I like to surprise people and think I would do that by rolling up in a sweet-looking muscle car with a V8 hemi engine.” ...

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