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Charting her own course
As a kid, Lucy Quinn wanted to be in the U.S. Navy. “They had it all – planes, ships, submarines, the Marines,” says the St. Clair Shores resident. But the youngest of five and daughter of an FBI agent put away that childhood dream, went to college, graduated from Oakland University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1981, and got married.
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Educator presents life-saving lessons
When Christy Hicks puts her teaching skills to work she does more than build lives – she saves them. Hicks, CAS ’97, is the founder of the Lao Teacher Development Project. The program helps rural Laotian teachers educate children about the unexploded bombs in their country. Hicks spends a month in Laos annually presenting project workshops and meeting with teachers.
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If you want to find “need-for-speed” engineer Bill Edwards SECS ’90, you’ll have to pick up the pace. Returning from promoting a new DaimlerChrysler car model in Toronto, he’s eager to zip back to work at the world’s largest office building, the DaimlerChrysler Technology Center, in Auburn Hills.
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Really lost and found
Brian McBurney, SECS ’79, figured he’d never see his Oakland University class ring again after losing it 15 years ago in a park near his home in Pennsylvania. Now living in Mesa, Ariz., McBurney says he was “shocked” to receive an e-mail from the OU Alumni Association, telling him someone found his ring.
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