Janis Ward-Catlett started sharing inspirational quotes on her Facebook page as a part of “Motivational Monday” – a way to encourage her friends and followers on a consistent basis. After falling ill, she wasn’t able to post for several weeks, much to the disappointment of her social media followers. The resulting outcry, in fact, was so great that Janis decided to start not only a blog, but ultimately a non-profit, dedicated to mentoring students from fourth to twelfth grade.
Many undergraduate students find themselves working at hotels and restaurants to pay their rent and tuition, but Mesay Degefu found an alternative employment opportunity, working for Bank of America while he studied at Marymount University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration. He didn’t know it at the time, but his introduction into the financial world would ultimately lead him to a career in cybersecurity for the federal government.
Eric Cortina, a Configuration and Project Manager for NetCentrics Corporation, is part of a team responsible for managing projects for the Secretary of Defense – making sure communication networks remain online and secure, and managing changes to those networks. And right now, he’s also trying to bring a different type of change through another project.