Recent Press and Announcements

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Risk taking key to effective leadership, UMW colloquium speaker says

By CATHY JETT THE FREE LANCE–STAR

Former Ambassador Pamela E. Bridgewater experienced unexpected benefits from taking risks when posted to Pretoria, South Africa, in 1990.

Bridgewater, who grew up in a segregated Fredericksburg neighborhood, said that she wondered how she’d cope there during apartheid, which wouldn’t end for four more years.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Wanted: Help handing out Warren Buffett’s fortune

Boston Globe article By Sacha Pfeiffer August 13, 2016

For anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to give away millions of dollars to people in need, here’s your chance to help Warren Buffett and his sister do just that.

One consequence of being extremely wealthy is that strangers ask you for money — not just donation requests from countless charities, but pleas for financial help from individuals all over the world.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

17 Warren inmates earn college degrees

‘I PLEDGE TO YOU THAT I WILL CONTINUE TO PAY IT FORWARD FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE’

Once a person gets an education, it can never be taken away

By Sarah Thompson, Penobscot Bay Pilot

WARREN — Abdi Awad is an unlikely graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta’s class of 2016. He not only had to learn the college-level course material behind the proverbial prison bars, he also had to simultaneously learn the English language.  Read More

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Graduation day at Sing Sing: Dozens of prisoners earn their associate’s degree behind bars

Twenty-nine inmates graduate through the Hudson Link program

Reported by Dominic Carter

 
The Sunshine Lady Foundation provides major funding for the college degree program at Sing Sing. View a 2:34 minute video about the graduation by clicking here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fredericksburg group hopes to attract more players with Sunshine Park clinic, summer games

YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC, SUMMER LEAGUE PLANNED

BY AMY FLOWERS UMBLE/THE FREE LANCE-STAR

While many children across the country are abandoning baseball for other activities, a Fredericksburg group hopes to attract more youth to America’s pastime.

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