INVENTING DARLA/This just in!!

Dear friends and supporters: I wanted to share this news with you!

Drexel University Mom Graduates Top of Her Class without Buying a Book

Darla Davenport-Powell was so excited to learn that she would be one of the first recipients of a merit- based full fellowship from Drexel University that she forgot that it didn’t include a book allowance. So how did this mother of three graduate at the top of her class with a 4.0 cum GPA without buying any books?

“I literally lived in the library,” says Davenport-Powell My day consisted of searching the web to find text books on line. Google became my friend and I read and printed any information on the topics that were assigned. On occasion, I would borrow my professor’s books and read as much as I could before returning them the following week. I also had wonderful colleagues who allowed me to make copies of pages that I couldn’t find (on-line).”

Davenport-Powell will give the invocation at Drexel University Sacramento Commencement at 6 p.m. on June 25, 2011 at the Crocker Art Museum, where more than 100 graduate students are expected to participate in the ceremony. Drexel has enrolled 424 students in its doctoral and master’s programs since opening its Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento in January 2009.

“I feel a double honor to be celebrated as a graduate of Drexel’s inaugural class and keeper of my Dad’s legacy,” says Davenport-Powell. “He had a work ethic second-to-none and never called in sick after working 46 years and 3 months at the U.S. Postal Service. He was an example of excellence, determination and discipline. My success is a tribute to my father—a man who lived the motto: No excuses!”

 

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  • Anonymous  On June 18, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Wonderful Darla!!!! God be Praised!!!!

  • Anita Adams  On June 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I always look forward to reading your daily comments. They all seem to make me have a better day. I always remember you are a blessed sister and I glad you were a part of my life for so many years.

  • LadyO  On June 22, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Darla, you have always been a lady of determination and strength. May God continue to bless you as He always does. If anyone know you they know that if Darla says she is going to do it -she does it. I am so proud to know you and your family. Congrats fo you. Go Darla!!

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