Perhaps it was my father who first inspired my thirst for knowledge. A sharecropper in a small Alabama town, he never ceased to emphasize the value of a good education to his eleven children. Unfortunately, I was his only child to graduate from high school. I enrolled in a small local college and pursued my education in the field of Finance. Affer two years, it became apparent that my family's budget could no longer support my education. My thirst, however, lingered on.
In order to reach the educational plateaus I desired, I needed ...
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