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Newton Survives Reality of 'Survivor'
Having survived 27 days among ancient Mayan ruins in the Guatemalan jungle, Jamie Newton can attest to the reality of the television show, Survivor.
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From First International Wal-Mart to Playtex
From starting the first international Wal-Mart store to serving on the Playtex board of directors, Nick White works comfortably in the global marketplace. He should. The retail scene has been familiar territory since he got his foot in the door some 37 years ago, the same time he was working to complete a degree at Central Missouri?s distance learning center in Independence.
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At 105, Ann Schweer May Be Oldest UCM Graduate
At age 105, Ann Schweer is getting used to answering questions. She commands visitors with the same strict discipline that characterized the junior high social science classrooms she taught for more than 37 years.
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On Stage, DeMaranville Gives Everyone Equal Voice
Kayc DeMaranville finds the stage an uplifting platform. The creative work she's doing there with people who have disabilities may become a national model.
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McGinley Watches Out for Federal Whistle-blowers
For whistle-blowers on matters of government corruption and abuse, Rebecca McGinley serves as a guardian to those who alert authorities to wrongdoing. As a presidential appointee for the U.S. Office of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C., McGinley oversees investigation of, and takes action against, those who commit unlawful acts or "prohibited personnel practices" in the federal government.
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Cook Takes Care of Career Taking Care of Customers
When Lucas Cook moved to Austin, Texas, the first goal of the 2005 UCM public relations and Spanish graduate was to find a place to live. Winning a national customer service contest wasn't even on his radar screen. Yet when his job at Farmers Insurance Group provided him the opportunity, he quickly grabbed it.
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