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Women on a Mission: Sarah Dodds-Brown ’95

March 8, 2015
As a young person, I participated in and supported organizations focused on ending the apartheid regime in South Africa, and I organized the fundraising effort of a student organization in my high school to sponsor a child in Burkina Faso.
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Women on a Mission: Brittany Greenfield ’07

March 8, 2015
My parents taught me that when you believe in something or somebody you give whatever you can—mind, body, and soul (and wallet if possible)—in support.
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Women on a Mission: Mary B. Johnson, B.S.N.’09, M.S.N.’12, D.N.P.’15

February 22, 2015
I hope we continue to inspire the next generation of critical thinkers, life-time learners, and visionary leaders to use their strengths to contribute to society.
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Women on a Mission: Janis Jordan Rehlaender ’77

February 22, 2015
My parents were my models, even though they didn’t have the resources for philanthropic giving. They did, however, dedicate a significant amount of their time and energy to philanthropic causes and to education in particular. As for philanthropic giving, my models have been friends and peers who have generously given to schools, research groups, and community service organizations.
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Women on a Mission: Marjorie Bekaert Thomas ‘69

February 22, 2015
The best experience I had at Duke was being in the first class of the first black professor at Duke. Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook became a mentor and good friend for life. He embodied what I loved about the South and did not allow the things we both hated to divide us. Fifty years later, he still inspires me to be a better person and certainly a better boss.
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