Volume 14

Glen Hellman

When Glen Hellman’s three-year-old son looked up at him and declared he wanted to be a hockey player, Glen was surprised. Glen had never been to a game before i...

Carolyn E. Howell

One year following the desegregation of her school, Carolyn Howell was asked by her fifth grade social studies teacher, Mr. Contee, to come to the front of the ...

Allen Izadpanah

When Allen Izadpanah arrived in America as a 25-year-old, he faced challenges that many Americans would view as insurmountable. Mastering a new language and cul...

Paul B. Johnson

Perhaps Paul Johnson’s career aspirations were shaped when he was an infant in his crib, and God’s deep voice proclaimed from above, “You will be an engineer!” ...

Bob Lasser

For Bob Lasser, it all begins with setting a vision—a goal to be achieved a week, a year, or maybe a decade down the line. Then comes the fun part. Barrier afte...

Scott A. Lawler

To the rest of the world, it was just another day. But Scott Lawler and his Combat Communications team, stationed on the ground in the Middle East, knew everyth...

Terry McKnight

On the deck of the Navy ship the U.S.S. El Paso, an expert surface warfare officer took the time to teach Ensign Terry McKnight how to read stars and sunlines. ...

Dave Parikh

When Dave Parikh first came to America at age thirteen, it didn’t feel like the land of opportunity. Up to that point, his father had launched and led a thrivin...

Amy Reed

Sitting in her office chair, Amy Reed hears the subtle jingle of charms from her wrist. She looks to these charms and is reminded of what is important. She wear...

Don Rheem

Don Rheem says none of this would have happened if it hadn’t snowed that night in the San Jacinto mountains. ‘This’ means the trajectory of his life. Don was...

Carrie Rich

Carrie Rich understood from a young age that we build legacy with the help of other people. When her father asked what gift she might like to commemorate her hi...

Rob Rosenberger

Growing up on a remote ranch in East Texas, where long hours were spent doing thankless work that never seemed to end, Rob Rosenberger learned how to dream big....