Volume 10

Duane Piper

For the first several decades of his life, Duane Piper navigated without a real clear sense of direction. Perhaps for this reason, he didn’t spend much of his y...

Victor Pirowski

Throughout his life, Victor Pirowski has never been deterred by the prospect of navigating foreign terrain, whether it’s mastering a new skill or entering uncha...

Michael "Mike" Ricciardi

Like the greatest country on Earth, the greatest people on Earth are defined by their determination to succeed. Michael Ricciardi’s parents, Domenico and France...

Lisa Rosenthal

When 19-year-old Lisa Rosenthal’s college statistics professor called her in after class one day, the worst-case scenarios began playing out in her mind. Surely...

Rebecca R. Rubin

In Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, you’ll find a hundred-acre undeveloped, untouched woods owned by the Village of Hastings. Rebecca Rubin was nine months old whe...

Jody Ruth

From the time she started saving her earnings in a Horse Fund when she was eight years old, Jody Ruth dreamed of competing and winning at the Devon Horse Show i...

Ola Sage

It was the moment thirteen-year-old Olayinka (Ola) had been dreading for months. As she walked across the stage and sat down at the piano in front of the audito...

Gary E. Shumaker

When Gary Shumaker was making his way through college, he received a letter from the regional draft board. Because he wasn’t on track to finish his degree withi...

Todd Stottlemyer

September 11, 2001, touched all of us. Todd Stottlemyer, President of McGuireWoods Consulting at the time, lost three friends that day—two at the Pentagon and o...