Monday, July 6, 2009

In Memory Of...

My loving mother, Emma Lee Smith, who passed in April 1974. I wish you were here to share my sadness, my joys, and my many successes.

My missing father, J.C. Jackson, who passed in October 1999. I just found you, but God said it was time to go. I wish you were here to share in my sadness, my joys, and my successes.

Melissa LaToya Browning
PROMISE Protege' 2009

We invite PROMISE members to offer tributes to loved ones who have inspired them.

When a student goes to grad school, he/she is usually thinking about the excitement of new classes, the promise of the Ph.D., the effect that he/she will have on the world with newly acquired expertise. But when "life happens" (e.g. a loved one passes away) it is unexpected, and unplanned. This site is dedicated to those loved ones who have passed away, to those persons who are alive and continue to encourage, and to you, the grad students who are determined to press forward to continue to achieve your goals.

Feel free to post thoughts, photos, stories ... your tributes.