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Barbara Stenross

December 11, 2012

Stenross went ‘above and beyond’ for students Barbara Stenross remembers what it’s like to cope with circumstances beyond her control.   She never forgot that – year after year – her teachers in grade school would give her unsatisfactory marks … Read more

Mary E. Napier

November 13, 2012

Napier’s career has been driven by the need for purposeful challenge Mary Napier was 27 when she quit her job at a small pharmaceutical company to go back to school. And her father, a machinist, thought she had lost her … Read more

Matt Brody

September 25, 2012

Brody embodies a customer-driven approach to human resources How can I help you? Matt Brody learned to ask that of each customer when he was a teenager working at a department store in the suburbs of Long Island. This became … Read more

Herbert Lee Davis Jr.

August 7, 2012

Davis devoted his career to creating opportunity for others In high school, Herb Davis was an all-state halfback with incredible vision. What he could not see, though, was a future in football. That’s because from the time he was born, … Read more

Jackie Overton

July 20, 2012

Overton’s advice: ‘Never let fear stand in your way’ Jackie Overton is a true jack-of-all-trades. She is willing to try her hand at almost anything – once. She learned to play golf – and more recently chess. . . . … Read more

Teretha Diane Rone

January 29, 2012

Rone approaches her job, like her life, with a smile   The town of Pittsboro will always be home to Teretha Rone. She was born and raised there and it’s where she has lived all of her 54 years. But … Read more