The Mentor Behind Our Leaders

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Feb 16, 2012 in , , | No Comments

As a professor, he taught Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barbara Jordan.

I’m always on the lookout for inspiring stories about influential people, especially if there’s a special occasion to celebrate them. While on the treadmill at the gym, I thumbed through an AARP magazine (December/January), someone had left behind. In it I found an article written by Teresa Wiltz, about a 92 year old professor who has been teaching for (are you ready?) 69 years!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Dec 22, 2010 in , , | No Comments

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