Listee Features — January 22, 2018


Although L. Miriam Dickinson started her professional journey by earning a Bachelor of Arts in music and German with a minor in math at the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University in 1974, she didn’t have a set goal in mind. She decided to take a position as a research technologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1975, and became very interested in the job. At the time, there weren’t a lot of women in the mathematical sciences, but Dr. Dickinson was determined to succeed. She obtained a Master of Science in biometry from her employer in 1979, and was promoted to research assistant in the division of biometry that same year. She transferred to the Fuqua

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Art has been a part of Marian Hummel’s life for as long as she can remember. Her mother was trained as a teacher and would buy her art books and encourage her to paint, and her father gave her an adjustable camera when she was 12. Her parents told her she could do whatever she set her mind to, and encouraged her to explore her interests. She discovered she enjoyed photographing landscaping and fine arts, and now, decades later, she is proud to have turned her passion into a fruitful career. ​ The first stop on Ms. Hummel’s quest to achieve her goals was Farleigh Dickinson University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in fine arts in 1966. Over

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