Genius, confident, and determined are three words that people think of in connection to Katherine Johnson. Many people know that Katherine Johnson was a mathematician, but she was so much more. As a black female mathematician, Katherine Johnson showed the world that women and African Americans were just as smart and capable as white men. She left a legacy as one of the most important people involved with the Space Race. But she wasn’t always trying to stand up for herself. When she was little, she was first being recognized with her talent towards math.
Kate Kimball is an award-winning fiction author who has worked hard to be in the position she is in now. Despite currently struggling with her health, she has continued to peruse her English PhD in Creative Writing here at Florida State University. Born in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah Kimball is surprised to find herself over 2,000 miles away now studying in the sunshine state. FSU offers one of the top creative writing programs that currently is ranked top 5 in the nation according to The Atlantic Monthly. Kimball was excited to be accepted into the accredited program after earning her bachelor’s from the University of Utah and masters at Virginia Tech. Kimball has always loved writing and says, “Creative writing allows you to write about
Even as a child, Margaret Knight was different from the other youth. Living from 1838 to 1914, she was born in York, Maine, but moved to Manchester, New Hampshire where her brothers became overseers in a cotton mill. Knight was a tomboy. Instead of dolls she enjoyed tinkering and creating things, and she often made kites and sleds for her brothers. Like most girls at the time, she helped run the machines in factories that produced textiles and shoes, but unlike the other girls, she used her time there to create inventions that improved the safety of the workers. Once she saw a shuttle spin from a machine and stab a worker. At just twelve, she invented a stop motion device to protect the employes from these dangerous situations. Sadly, she
Carrie P. Meek born in tallahassee florida during the year 1926. Meek is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. She served in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003, she represented our congresses 17th district. She was a history maker in the running. She used to say, “Service is the price you pay for the space which God has let you occupy”.
Sarah Breedlove which name she was born into on 12/23/1867 in Delta Louisiana on a cotton plantation.Sarah Breedlove parents name was Minerva and Owen Breedlove.Sarah Breedlove had 5 siblings.In all 6 kids Owen and Minerva had,Sarah Breedlove was the first one to be born-free.Sarah Breedlove was born-free because she was born around the war of 1812.
In Delta, Louisiana Sarah Breedlove was born to parents Minerva and Owen Breedlove on December 23, 1867. Sarah was the first unrestricted child to her recently freed (from slavery) parents. Sarah’s parents worked on a cotton field, when Sarah was old enough she worked with them. Although Sarah had a lot of work she managed to have fun with other children. They went to fish fries where people sang and danced, in addition they went to church on Sundays with their families. When Sarah was about 5 years old her mother unexpectedly died and less than 2 years later her father died. Sarah went to live with her sister, Louvenia and her husband, who was very cruel to Sarah. In 1878 the 3 moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi because of the yellow fever outburst.
It was a privilege to listen to Stephanie Garrison share her story and provide encouragement for our own lives. Personally, I found it very admirable how willing she was to share and be vulnerable. Anyways, Stephanie is currently in her 14th year at Southeastern and serves as the Assistant Athletic Director under Drew Watson. Beginning in the athletics department in January of 2014, as the Director of Operations. Before she joined the athletic department, she served as the Director of Event Services, Resident Director, Online learning coordinator and a variety of other departments at Southeastern. She is a two time graduate of Southeastern, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and an MBA. Recently, she has taken on the responsibility of Director of Operations at the Balance Culture while still serving as
Sarah Merryman spent the first fourteen years of her life in Long Island, New York. After moving to West Lafayette, Indiana in 2010, she underwent the challenge of adapting to the American Midwest. In the process forming a new life, she experienced several new adventures such as playing third-baseman on the girls’ softball team. After spending a gap year following high school graduation, Sarah entered the world of higher education by enrolling in Ivy Tech Community College with the intent of earning an associates degree in liberal arts. Pleasantly surprised that she survived her first year of college, Sarah has spent her second year at Ivy Tech taking advantage of every leadership opportunity available on campus. Her current experiences as
It seems like Teen Mom 3 and 16 & Pregnant star Mackenzie Mckee's battle with diabetes is getting tougher and tougher for her. The young mom rushed to the hospital after she suffered complications from diabetes and her blood sugar went sky high.
One fall day in 1930, Emma Akin drove her freshly washed car down a dusty road known as Texas Street. Although Mrs. Akin had lived in the town of Drumright for ten years, this was the first time she had ever gone into this part of the town. You see, Mrs. Akin was a white woman and this section of the community consisted only of African-Americans. Mrs. Akin was not certain what she would find, as she had never even spoken to a black person. You see, during this time in history many white persons did not want anything to do with the African-Americans. They believed that white and black persons should not be friends or even live in the same area.
On February 21, 1933, Mary Kate Waymon and John Divine Waymon begot a child named Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina. She learned to play piano at the age of 3 and sang in her church's choir. Growing up, she wanted to be the first African American concert pianist. Eunice taught piano and worked as an accompanist for other performers when she attended Juilliard; however, she had to leave school after she ran out of funds. She moved to Philadelphia and lived with her family there in order to save money and go to a more affordable music program.
On August 26, 1918, in West Virginia, Joshua Coleman and Joylette Coleman had a baby girl. She would grow up to be one of the smartest women in the world. She would be an inspiration to all. Her name is Katherine Johnson.
Sarah Larson attended the University of Rhode Island and went in undecided. She decided to take NFS 210 to fulfill her science gen ed, and through this class and her professor, she fell in love with the field. NFS 210 is her favorite class to teach because this is a beginner class for many students. She discovered that this is the class that makes college students decide that they want to go into Nutrition, and this is the start of their Nutrition career.
Katherine Tekakwitha, known to Catholics as St. Kateri Tekakwitha and called by them the “Lily of the Mohawks,” was born at Ossernenon (now Auriesville, New York) in 1656. Her mother, Tagaskouita, was an Alqonquin native American and a Christian. Her father, Kenneronkwa, was a Mohawk chief and followed traditional native practices. She received her given name of “Tekakwitha” (which means “she who bumps into things”) after a bout with smallpox when she was four damaged her eyesight and scarred her face. The epidemic ravaged the Mohawk population around Ossernon until 1663 and claimed both her parents and brother. Tekawitha was adopted by an aunt and her husband, chief of the Turtle clan. The survivors relocated to Caughnawaga (“wild water” in Mohawk) two miles upstream on the Mohawk river.
The name of the music singer was Lauren Lark. According to the show program, Lauren brought the bright women music between the 1940’s and 1950’s into the 20th century. Lauren has completed her Bachelor in music performance at the University of the Arts, where she received the desirable Best Jazz vocalist. Lauren was made a history as the only vocalist to perform with the Reginal Grammy Award. She was a librettist and the singer. During the show performance, Lauren has sung so many works by the local and the international women artist. The show was started with an introduction, welcome the guest and the bright women in the music by professor Carol Evans.