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She constructively manages on 'male turf'
It may come as a surprise that pretty, petite Leanne Bowen, BGS ’97, likes to frequent construction sites. But it’s a niche she’s built for herself — from the ground up. Senior project manager for commercial real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle, Bowen isn’t quite 5’ 2”, but she’s a towering dynamo who oversees large commercial construction projects. The Hilton Garden Inn and Wayne State University’s fitness center stand as two concrete successes.
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World traveler says OU felt like home
For a more than a century, the hope of the American dream has inspired and fascinated people across the globe. Asmaa “Annette” Jamil, SBA ’95, MIS ’00, feels that she’s been fortunate enough to live it. She and her family emigrated from Iraq to the United States when she was a child, seeking economic opportunity in the 1970s. More than 30 years later, she is helping others from the Middle East to follow the same path.
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Just don't call him 'batman'
Dave Kugler, CAS ’95, is counting on the wisdom of youth to help adults get over their hang-ups about bats. As owner and president of Critter Catchers, a wildlife control company, the Oxford, Mich., native recently set up a grant administered by the Organization for Bat Conservation (OBC) to bring its live bat program (based at the Cranbrook Institute of Science) to metro Detroit schools.
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What a magical web he weaves
There’s magic in Rob McCabe, CAS ’81. As a professional storyteller, he drifts easily between the characters of his yarns. He slips into different ages, foreign accents and emotions to bring the written word alive and fulfill his mission of promoting literacy. 
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