Monday, September 22, 2008

I Am A Wedding Planner..I Am An Entrepreneur.

I am beyond thrilled and honored to have my alma mater, the University of Maryland at Baltimore County, feature my lifestyle and musings on the Alex. Brown Center For Entrepreneurship's website. The Center is but one of the shining elements at this world-class place of higher learning, and as an entrepreneur - I am more than happy to share what I've learned and accumulated over the years with those beginning the path I took so many years ago.

Vivian Armor, the center's Director, approached me a couple of years ago to be a guest lecturer for one of the "Backpack to Briefcase" lunch series and we've been strong partners ever since. It's all fine, well and good to be successful - but to really make a mark in life, you have to be willing to share knowledge with others. That's always been my mantra and mission - so I'm not expecting to change it any time soon :)

I have been so very blessed and fortunate in being able to live my dream, pursue my passion and love what I do every single's only right and fitting that I "pay it forward" and give to others what has been so richly heaped upon me.

P.S. Time really does fly when you are having fun! I can't believe it's been **gulp** 24 years since I walked across the stage at the Field House to receive my degree!

P.S.S. The photo above was shot in the Fireside Lounge in the new University Commons building. It's a gorgeous place - and a big change from what was on campus when I was a student way "back in the day"!!


Tunji Sarumi Photography said...

WOW I didn't know you graduated from UMBC. I'm also a UMBC alumni


Deidre Gray said...

Congratulations!! You so deserve the props. You are the best and truly and inspiration. I owe you a phone call. Hope all is well.