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TERSSA Conference - "Don't Let Lack Hold You Back" by Debra Jones

The Extension and Research Support Staff Association (TERSSA) virtual conference, Friday, November 12, 2010.

While we all go through hardships in our lives, our attitudes in which we handle these hardships have a huge impact on the outcome. Just because we don’t have the financial support to improve ourselves, we should not let this hold us back from our dreams. All dreams are attainable if we do not let lack hold us back.
Debra Jones is married to William A. Jones with five children who attend White Plains Schools. Ms Jones has been an Attorney in Anniston, GA for 20 years, a former Assistant District Attorney for 4 years and in private practice 16 years. She is attributed with establishing service institutions and counseling for her region. She is Co-Founder for the Daybreak Rape Crisis Center which is a crisis center for counseling sexual assault victims and the Founder of Mercy House, a faith-based domestic violence shelter for women and children. Debra established legislation for State of Alabama, the Sexual Torture Law and case law through appellate court for child sexual abuse. Debra Jones is currently running for Circuit Court Judge in Anniston, Alabama.

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Mary Baronet - Louisiana
Karin Cousineau, North Carolina
Sandra Walton, Alabama
Sharon Fox, Alabama
Peggy Elliott, North Carolina
Becky Lewis-North Carolina
Tammy P. Morton - South Carolina
Renee Purvis - Mississippi
Glenda Jenkins - Mississippi
Vicki Pettit, North Carolina
Brenda Milner - Mississippi
Donna Tulley, North Carolina
Christine Barrier - North Carolina
Jane McDaniel- North Carolina
Judy Spurgeon, Mississippi
Andrea Brooks, North Carolina
Jessica G, Houston - Kentucky
Tami Hagie-North Carolina
Tracy Brown, North Carolina
Mary Kim Davis North Carolina
Kim Davis, Avery County, North Carolina
Dena Malone, Arkansas
Kay Morton, North Carolina
Joy McGinnis, Kentucky
Judi Bates, Kentucky
Marilyn Lauer - Kentucky
Debbie Dichiara - Mississippi
Charity Ellis - Mississippi State University
Debbie Corley - Mississippi
Rhonda Gaster - North Carolina
Bernice B. Wilson - Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Vickie Hall - Mississippi
Glenda Kees-Brookhaven, Mississippi
(attendee list in Connect showed 56 at the end)


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