Volume 4

Dan Ackerman

As a kid growing up in rural Ohio, Dan Ackerman didn’t have much interest in school. The problem was not too much challenge, however, but too little.  His teach...

Joe Alvarez

On January 28, 1986, Christa McAuliffe was supposed to be the first female teacher in space.  One of more than 11,000 applicants to the NASA Teacher in Space Pr...

Alan Bechara

Beirut to Brussels went as planned.  Brussels to New York City, however, was delayed.  As a result, young Alan Bechara missed the final connection of his journe...

Jim Bellas

In April of 1979, Jim Bellas opened his first bicycle store in Fairfax, Virginia.  But it wasn’t a love of bicycles that led him to do it; rather, it was a love...

Brian Domschke

Brian Domschke was drawn to technology at a young age. When the family purchased a new computer in the days before the internet, he was intrigued. Tiring of the...

Olugbenga Erinle

Today, Olugbenga “Benga” Erinle and his family are spread all across the globe, from the United States to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  But at age three...

Boyd Harter

Six days after graduating from college, Boyd Harter landed in Heathrow airport in London with a small suitcase and a few dollars in his pocket.  He had no place...

Richard Hayes

If you’re one of the government’s top agencies and you need to solve the world’s next greatest problem, the person that you need to speak to is Dr. Richard “Dic...

Abrahem Helal

As a young man coming out of college, you might say Abrahem Helal had commitment issues—not to relationships, but to his family’s business, a small printing, pu...

Richard Hendershot

One day in 1983, Rick Hendershot had a light bulb moment. After six years working as the Controller of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy ins...

Arthur Hurtado

Night had not yet given way to dawn as Art Hurtado climbed up the ramp to board the silver bird bound for Vietnam and the war that awaited 10,000 miles away.  A...