Volume 15

David Pijor

"At a certain point in your life, you make a turn,” David Pijor says, “and then you realize that’s exactly where you’re supposed to be.” David’s turn came af...

Rob Quartel

There is a sense of familial significance as Rob Quartel traces the outline of the large Huguenot Bible from the 1600s with its worn sheepskin cover, and he is ...

Michael Riemer

At the age of 21, Michael Riemer found himself suddenly alone. He had just graduated from college with a double major in biology and philosophy, and for most of...

Elaine Rogers

When she went to work as program director at USO Metropolitan Washington–Baltimore (USO-Metro) at age 24, barely a year out of college, Elaine Rogers had no ide...

Todd Rowley

Todd Rowley’s father was a man of few words. The Rowley family lived in the small town of Addison, Michigan, comprised mainly of farmers and factory workers, an...

Andrew Rudin

Andy Rudin grew up in Northern Virginia in the 1960s, and he quips that he’s about as provincial as they come. In the ‘60s, Northern Virginia was vastly differe...

Wolf Ruzicka

Wolf Ruzicka’s father was what you might call the opposite of a helicopter parent. For several weeks one school year, his father asked him if he wanted to go to...

Bob Stasio

Bob Stasio didn’t come from a military background, but as he was finishing high school and looking toward college, something about military service appealed to ...

Jack White

After four years at West Point and five years on Active Duty in the U.S. Army, Jack White found himself at a crossroads—he knew he wanted to continue his educat...