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March 14, 2015

Women on a Mission: Katherine Upchurch MD ’76

I hope that Duke can continue to nurture the concept of cross-disciplinary collaboration in the quest to solve critical local, national, and global problems. This innovative approach, when coupled with “outrageous ambitions,” will lead to successes that could not be achieved in other ways.
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March 8, 2015

Women on a Mission: Sarah Dodds-Brown ’95

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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March 8, 2015

Women on a Mission: Brittany Greenfield ’07

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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February 22, 2015

Women on a Mission: Mary B. Johnson, B.S.N.’09, M.S.N.’12, D.N.P.’15

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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February 22, 2015

Women on a Mission: Janis Jordan Rehlaender ’77

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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February 22, 2015

Women on a Mission: Marjorie Bekaert Thomas ‘69

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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