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Keep your eyes on the prize
Brent Lilly, SBA ’95, learned Arabic growing up in the diverse community of Oak Park, Mich. While in the United States Marine Corps, he received formal language training when stationed in California. But it was while Lilly was stationed in Ohio and befriended a Lebanese family that he really learned about Middle Eastern language and culture. Lilly credits his immersion language training and his OU management courses for his success during two tours of duty in Iraq.
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Henry Ford’s Ronnie Hall a ‘nurse’s nurse’

Veronica “Ronnie” Hall, RN, SON ’84, thought she had it all when she headed to Lake Superior State University on an academic and athletic scholarship in the early 1980s. But the fast pitch softball player quickly realized that a career in chemical engineering or criminal justice was not her passion. She wanted to be a nurse ...

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Presidential hopefuls
Presidents’ Day was approaching, and Catherine Stier, CAS ’86, was on the hunt. Scouring the shelves of Chicago’s libraries, she couldn’t find the right book to explain the presidency to her preschool class. So she wrote one.
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On the front lines
A groundbreaking video series by the Detroit Free Press propelled John Masson, CAS ’92, and his colleagues into the national spotlight last year when they won an Emmy Award for their poignant production of the Iraq war’s impact on a group Marines and their families. Michigan Marines: Band of Brothers, a 23-part video series, followed the 1st Battalion of the 24th Marines, a group of Michigan-based reserves.
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