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Ford ReStart Scholar Joseph Foley is in his first year in a demanding doctoral program in Virginia. Eleven years ago, he was in a very different place. “I’m a recovering alcoholic,” 35-year-old Foley says freely. “In my early 20s, I... Read More
Just being alive is a miracle Ford Scholar Dr. SreyRam Kuy is grateful for every day. Having her mother still living is an even greater joy.Both barely escaped the “killing fields” of Cambodia, where 2 million others perished under the... Read More
Catherine and Wes Caudle knew it wouldn’t be easy starting their own Bend-based business in the middle of a recession, with the region’s unemployment rate hovering above 14 percent. But their dream had always been to open a bakery, and... Read More
Twenty-five years ago, Richard Kitumba was a child living in the midst of a violent civil war. The Springfield resident, now 36, grew up in Democratic Republic of the Congo, a war-torn region of eastern Africa.“The Democratic Republic of... Read More