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Janet Y. Spears

Spears“It’s how my parents raised me. If you have been successful, then it’s your responsibility to help those who many not have the same opportunities. It also makes me feel good. It makes me feel like I’m participating in the best possible way.”

Janet Y. Spears, an MS ’88 in computer electrical engineering made a four-year pledge for the Minority Engineering Program’s summer workshop for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. The workshops expose students to engineering and college life. 

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In 2009 the Center for Families began to reach out to a new class of Advocates. Betty Krejci tells the story of why she chose to give a gift to the Center for Families for its 15th Anniversary.

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