Alumna - Larkspur, Colorado
Educational success was engrained in Margaret from birth. She was the youngest of eight children and her family (including aunts and an uncle) sacrificed to send her and all of her siblings to a private Catholic school. Her mother died when she was 14, but the fondest memory of her mother is of her helping all of her children with homework every night. Her father died when she was 20, shortly before Margaret graduated from an AA program. She couldn’t afford to continue her education but finally in her late 30’s she negotiated tuition reimbursement from her employer and graduated from University of Phoenix with a 3.99 GPA. She went on to earn her MBA with a 4.0 GPA and is now researching doctoral programs through the University. She has taken on impressive responsibilities with her career including being the U.S. Liaison to the Winter Olympics at the SLC Winter Games in 2002. Margaret and her husband are also sending all five of their children to college.