Today’s Honoree for Monday August 31st, 2015 is Craig Robertson

CraigRobertsonCraig Robertson is the Director of Campus Activities at McKendree University. The Office of Campus Activities offers numerous opportunities for students as well as their parents and families to become invested and connected to life at McKendree University.  The office serves as a resource center for campus involvement through various programs and services.  It strives to engage students in exploring their co-curricular experiences, beginning at admission and continuing through graduation.  The Office of Campus Activities sponsors programs for the entire campus community and provides leadership development opportunities for Registered Student Organizations.  Our campus community is enriched through student involvement and each student’s willingness to create and follow their experiences. Continue reading

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Today’s Honoree for Friday August 28th, 2015 is Author Angel Krishna

MonkeysandCrocodilesIn the game of baseball, it’s easy to see when there’s a lack of communication on the field. Whether it’s a wrong pitch, jumbled infield pass or missed fly ball by two outfielders, communication can make or break the success of a game. Both on and off the playing field, communication is a critical life skill.

Through her new children’s book, Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball, author and fun-loving mom Angel Krishna encourages its development through relatable jungle friends and America’s pastime. Offering a fun story that provides children with an example of how to share and discuss their feelings, Krishna shows children that, when you open up and talk to each other, things will work out in the end.

In Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball  you will learn:

  • Why it’s important to talk things out, at any age!
  • Teaching children ways to be a good friend and help each other
  • The importance of attentive listening when someone is talking and sharing
  • The happiness that comes with forgiving and forgetting
  • Why you should never stop using your imagination
  • And much more!

About The Author:

Angel Krishna is a fun-loving mom, a great friend and wife with a silly side, who believes that imagination is a gift. She loves when children tell a story, how their eyes widen, their hands move every which way and their voice fills with excitement. Krishna encourages parents to listen to their children and to communicate with an open mind and a full heart. She reminds herself and those around her to enjoy life, always move forward and be creative. Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball is her debut children’s book.

Connect with Angel Krishna on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords


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Today’s Honoree for Thursday August 27th, 2015 is Dr. Pourhassan

DrPDr. Pourhassan became the company’s Managing Director of Business Development in June 2011. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer from May 2008 to June 2011. Born in Tehran, Iran in 1963, Dr. Pourhassan immigrated to the United States in 1977 and became a U.S. citizen in 1991. He received his Bachelor of Science from Utah State University in 1985, his Masters of Science from Brigham Young University in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1998. Prior to joining the Company from 2006 to 2008, Dr. Pourhassan was an instructor of Mechanical Engineering at The Center for Advanced Learning in Oregon, and from 2005 to 2006 was an instructor at Mount Hood Community College. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Pourhassan has also managed a family-owned export/import and manufacturing business.

About CytoDyn:

CytoDyn is a biotechnology company focused on the clinical development and potential commercialization of humanized monoclonal antibodies for the treatment and prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection.

The Company has one of the leading monoclonal antibodies under development for HIV infection, PRO 140, which has finished Phase 2 clinical trials with demonstrated antiviral activity in man. PRO 140 blocks the HIV co-receptor CCR5 on T-cells that prevents viral entry.  Clinical trial results thus far indicate that PRO 140 does not negatively affect the normal immune functions that are mediated by CCR5.  Results from six Phase 1 and Phase 2 human clinical trials have shown that PRO 140 can significantly reduce viral burden in people infected with HIV.  A recent Phase 2b clinical trial has shown that PRO 140 can prevent viral escape in patients during 4-6 weeks of interruption from conventional drug therapy.  CytoDyn intends to continue to develop PRO 140 as a therapeutic anti-viral agent in persons infected with HIV.

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Today’s Honoree for Wednesday August 26th is Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vilet

drleevlietDr. Vliet is the founder of Med Expert Chile, SpA, connecting patients to top tier, world-class medical care in Santiago, Chile. The 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient for her national and international educational efforts in health, wellness, and endocrine aging in men and women, Dr. Vliet is recognized in the US as a powerful patient advocate, proponent of free market approaches to lower healthcare costs and a motivational speaker on health/wellness. She is also the recipient of The Voice of Women award from the Arizona Foundation for Women in recognition of her pioneering advocacy for the overlooked hormone connections in women’s health.

Dr. Vliet has appeared on FOX NEWS, Cavuto, Stuart Varney, Hannity and nationally syndicated radio shows across the USA. She has conducted hundreds of community education programs across the United States, and has presented scientific papers and keynote addresses at regional, national and international conferences, as well as a 2002 Congressional Briefing on hormone issues, and many Continuing Education courses for health professionals. Dr. Vliet served on the National Speaker’s Bureaus for Procter and Gamble, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Berlex, Forest Labs, and others.

Dr. Vliet received her B.S. and M.Ed.(Biology) degrees from The College of William and Mary, and her M.D. degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, with an internship in Internal Medicine. To pursue neuroendocrinology & mind-body medicine, she completed specialty training in Behavioral Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is board-certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Vliet is the author of five widely acclaimed health books: Screaming To Be Heard: Hormonal Connections Women Suspect– And Doctors Ignore; Women, Weight and Hormones; It’s My Ovaries, Stupid! The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Testosterone, The Savvy Woman’s Guide to PCOS. She is co-host of Tucson radio show, America’s Fabric, the host of Faith in Action weekly radio show, and the creator and host of the year-long Blog Talk Radio show, “Straight Talk about Hormones.”

Dr. Vliet’s medical practices in Arizona and Texas focus on preventive and climacteric medicine. Dr. Vliet’s unique medical work takes a “connect the dots” approach to evaluation/treatment of women and men with complex medical and hormonal problems affecting body and mind from puberty to menopause or andropause. Dr. Vliet’s clinical approaches integrate endocrine change effects on health problems such as prediabetes/insulin resistance, heart disease, sexual problems, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia/chronic pain, depression, anxiety, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, PCOS, headaches/migraines, memory loss and others.

Dr. Vliet is a Member of the International Menopause Society, the International Society of Gynecologic Endocrinology, The International Society for the Study of the Aging Male, the North American Menopause Society. Dr. Vliet is served as a Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, on the Osteoporosis Advisory Board Alliance for Better Bone Health, Co-Coordinating Editor for Practical Reviews in Women’s Health (CME), Program Chair of the Southern Medical Association Preventive Medicine Conference (1993-95); and served on the Test Dev. Committee Part III for National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Vliet’s past positions include Assistant Professor (Family Medicine) Eastern Virginia Medical School. As Director of Behavioral Medicine Program, she developed the Mind-Body Medicine curriculum for family physicians; Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at University of Kansas School of Medicine and developed the Mind-Body Medicine in Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry; Director of Consultation-Liaison Services at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Consultant to the Kansas Regional Diabetes Center where her clinical work focused on relationship of glucose control to mood and cognitive function in diabetics; Medical Director of the Women’s Center at All Saints (DFW, TX); Women’s Health physician at Canyon Ranch to develop hormone and bone-density/osteoporosis assessment program, specialty consultations/seminars in Sexual Health Enhancement, Women’s Health, Pain Management; Medical DirectorWomen’s Program at Maryview Hospital- the first to integrate women’s endocrine-psychiatric health; and Associate Medical Director, Maryview Pain Management (in-patient program).

Visit Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vilet for more information.

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Today’s Honoree for Tuesday August 25th, 2015 is Dr. Stephanie Jefferson

DrStephanieJefferesonStephanie R. Jefferson, PhD is the Director, C.E.B African American Cultural Center at Indiana State University.

The Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center staff are responsible for developing and providing opportunities for African American students to involve themselves in creating, innovating, designating, and deciding cultural programs relevant to them especially during the school year.


The major activities of the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center are:

  • Black History Month
  • Ebony Majestic Choir
  • Academic Achievements Awards Luncheon
  • Book Discussion Groups
  • Minority freshmen retreat
  • Street Fair
  • Ms. Ebony Pageant
  • Kwanzaa Celebration
  • Expressions Modeling Troupe
  • African American Student Educators (AASE)


  • Ebony Majestic Choir
  • Black Student Union
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – College Chapter (NAACP)
  • Brotherhood of Successful Scholars (B.O.S.S.)
  • Mentoring Assistance for Prospective Scholars (MAPS)
  • C.E.B AACC Student Advisory Board
  • Bless the Mic


  • To recognize individuals and groups of African American students who have accomplished high levels of achievement during the past year.
  • To motivate underclassmen to higher levels of personal attainment.
  • To support interest given to African American students by African American faculty, staff, and community in the development of skills and talents beyond the scope of unusual circumstances.
  • To encourage more individuals and group participation in African American Awareness by promoting active involvement in programs, activities, and organizations relevant to the African American heritage.

Visit Stephanie R. Jefferson PhD. for more information.

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Today’s Honoree for Monday August 24th, 2015 is Author Lasai Love


Lasai Love was born in Memphis Tennessee. She loved there until she was ten before moving to the urban area of Atlanta, Georgia.

Upon  graduating from Washington High School, Lasia enrolled in Bauder  College where she spent the first three years completing her Bachelor’s   Degree.

After completing her degree Lasai  graduated with Masters Degree in Human Service. She then decided she  wanted to give back to the community by helping unemployed citizens find  jobs. She also assist with providing food and cooking for homeless.

While  traveling back home to Memphis, her passion for writing ignited when  she
realized through her life experience her story like so many others  was untold,
she wanted to enlighten others and deliver a message. Through her writings , Lasai wishes to educate, and entertainer readers.

About The Book:

Things fall apart so others can come together. That is a summation of the life of Raven Martin, a State of Georgia Department employee. Stylish Raven meets a charming worker in her office building that blossoms into an unlikely relationship. A tale of corruption, seduction, and bondage begins to unfold as Raven learns about the corrupt workings of the system- a price of love in a world far removed from her own.

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Today’s Honoree for Friday August 21st, 2015 is Real Women Revealed Founder Audrey Jenkins


CEO/Founder/Facilitator: Real Women Revealed, LLC (RWR): an organization and reality talk show dedicated to inspiring women and girls to attain self-esteem; self-worth; and sisterhood; to assure that self-love is promoted.

Co-Director of: House of Miracles, Inc (HOMI): a non-profit 501©3 transitional sober-living facility for adult women and men in the early stages of recovery from drugs and alcohol; also for women who are in a transitioning phase from domestic violence; homelessness, & etc.

Director/Founder of “Real Women Revealed in Training” Mentoring Program

The program’s focus is to assist and aid young girls/women to understand the importance of self-love; self-worth; and self-esteem. We talk about the real issues that are affecting young girls/women (i.e. bullying; dating; etiquette; sisterhood friendships & much more) we provide these young women with mentorship to aid them on a road to success.

I believe it is vital to encourage/promote sisterhood amongst women. As we know women have become the back-bones of a lot of families throughout this country and who to better understand our joys & pain; our sorrows & mistakes; our accomplishments & passions than other women. When you truly love yourself and understand the “sisterhood mission” there is no stopping the “girl-power.”

James Brown said it best “It’s a man world but it wouldn’t be nothing without a Woman!” I thank God for my supportive children; husband; parents; cousins; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; and friends. Your unconditional support means so very much to me!

Visit Audrey Jenkins for more information.


Visit Audrey Jenkins for more information.

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