Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Talking with our only female vet and preparing for Graduation!

This Tuesday, June 15th, marks one of the most exciting and nerve-racking days of the entire program. Today the veterans are delivering their final presentations in front of a panel of judges. They have been divided into two groups, and there will be 2 sets of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, getting $1500, $1000, and $500, respectively. This prize money is all thanks to the generous donation of Mark Llano and Source One Distributors.

Aside from presentations, the veterans will also be attending their graduation ceremony for the program tonight at the University Center Ballroom. The evening promises to be quite the event, hosting a very special guest speaker. Be sure to look at for all the official details on the blog tomorrow!

In the mean time, we spotlight our only female veteran, Marylyn, in this interview, as she talks about what it's like to be the only woman around, and also her thoughts on the program. Find it here at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9J_BLVQPqE

In light of graduation, you can also hear Professor Jim Dever talk about his involvement in the program and the transformation he has witnessed in the veterans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuiLHN_1YmA

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