The Stalwart

Stayce Fowler

Erika White

BY STAYCE FOWLER ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 2023 You see her everywhere, don’t you? A familiar face in so many places. Out there, supporting your new adventures, advocating for social services and justice, inspiring health initiatives through her advocacy with health institutions and organizations and challenging us all to be our better selves. Her name is […]

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Bryan Blair

BY STAYCE FOWLER ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 2023 Bryan Blair is well on his way to impacting the University of Toledo in huge ways and we are excited that he is here. He serves as the Vice President, Intercollegiate Athletics and Director Athletics. Bryan began his position in May of 2022 and in just over one

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Debra Welch-Hogan

BY STAYCE FOWLER ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: AUGUST 2023 Debra Welch-Hogan is President of Fleming Street Communications Inc., which owns radio station 107.3 FM WJUC, “The Juice”.  Her friends and family teased her as a child because she always wanted to be the boss of them, their President. Today, she wears that title with pride.  Fleming Street

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BY SCOTT CARPENTER ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: JULY 2023 While passing through the Toledo area on her many trips between Michigan and Pennsylvania, Zurijanne Carter often wondered about those signs on US 23 that say, “Entering the Oak Openings Region.” “Every time I made the trip, I thought to myself, ‘I’m going to go there one day,’”



BY STAYCE FOWLER ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: JUNE 2023 Miriam is an Italian soprano.  She was born in Ethiopia and at the young age of 8 months, was adopted by her Italian parents and raised in Italy.  As a young child she became interested in Opera because of her grandmother’s love for the art.  Her family subsequently

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The Champ

BY STAYCE FOWLER ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: JUNE 2023 He is a WBO Boxing Champion and is ranked #3 in the world in the Super Featherweight division. This is the career he has chosen because he loves it, is dedicated to it, and he’s good at it.  Albert Prince Bell has been boxing since the age of

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