Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Drive to Go From the Factory to the Classroom

Pamela Becker spent 13 years assembling Buick Skylarks, all the while studying part-time for two degrees as she looked for a way off the General Motors factory floor. Now, 29 years after starting her studies -- and at the height of the crisis in the auto industry -- Ms. Becker is a college instructor helping displaced Michigan auto workers reinvent themselves.


Angie ^i^ said...

What a great, and inspirational story Ann. It once again shows that one person can make a difference in the lives of others. Even if that difference seems small to some, it may just be monumental to ONE!

Thank you for sharing it!!!

Sue said...

Now that right there is my kind of girl. I may have to add Pamela Becker to my Hero column under Peggy Noonan's name.
I have a boundless respect for people who persevere like that when nothing in life is handed to them. Great story, Ann.

Jim said...

Ann that's a great story!