life was one of stellar achievement, bright promise, and clear
...a shining example of extraordinary quality... "
—Dr. Paul Gray, President Emeritus, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT)
Ron was a trailblazer… he pushed the edge of the envelope
and challenged himself. He never let adversity deter him and was
willing to do whatever it took. He is an ideal role model.
Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
“Be the best! Be the best! were the hypnotic words of faith
that packed pride, a sense of mission and achievement, into the
rich life of Dr. Ronald E. McNair.”
—Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Motivational Speaker/Author
I simply want to take a moment to say thank you. The portrait
you paint with the words in your book is profoundly moving. The
story you tell of the journey with your brother is inspiring.
Every McNair Scholar should have a copy. I am grateful that you
cared enough to share your experiences and that you took the time
to pen them.
McNair Graduate Opportunity Program
University of New Hampshire
…I wished that this book had have been written prior to
entering graduate study at Pennsylvania State University …
I was deeply moved by Dr. McNair’s level of commitment and
dedication to overcome insurmountable odds… I highly recommend
this book for all current McNair Scholars.
Tera R. Hurt, Ph.D.
Former McNair Scholar (Indiana University)
I have enjoyed reading the book very much. You have done a "stellar"
job on it and it deserves wide distribution and reading. It is
a wonderful introduction to the life of a quiet hero. I'm glad
you have allowed others of us to share this inspiring story.
….let me say how much we appreciated you coming to Hattiesburg.
It was such a special event for us and you were the icing on the
Susan W. Bourland, Ph.D.
McNair Scholars Program
University of Southern Mississippi
Babson College in Wellesley Massachusetts.