Standing in the Sun

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Equine Graphics Publishing Group, 2005 - 183 pagine
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In the context of one's lifetime, the journey was a momentary fragment, but the experience was all-consuming. Then suddenly, I was catapulted from a life of great joy into the depths of despair. The pain, the loss, and the grief were incomprehensible. Acceptance and transformation emerged slowly. Beautiful memories and my faith in God and the human spirit gave me the courage to pull myself together, explore new opportunities, and begin again. These pages recall the journey, with all the joys, the sorrows, and the dreams coming full circle. Standing in the Sun recounts how I survived loss, transcended grief, and learned to embrace life once again. It is written with the hope of helping families cope through critical illness and loss of a loved one, and for those who are struggling to get their life back on track. I wish readers the faith, the love, and the audacity to envelope the mystery of life. And, may you enjoy the reading as much as I have savored the writing of these words.

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Preface by Gary H Quehl Ph D
The Journey
Life in Suspension
A Question of Faith
A Little Miracle
Turning Out the Light
The Transformation
About the Author

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Nancy Brown Perrini, M.A., is a professional writer and development officer with thirty-three years experience in higher education. A writer for a liberal arts college and for a private university, she co-authored an academic paper, edited a weekly newspaper column, and wrote more than nine hundred grant proposals. Her writing expertise developed during undergraduate/graduate school and through on-the-job experience. Early in her career Perrini worked for Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, as an EKG technician and was also a librarian in the radiology department at Washington University Medical School. As a consultant, she reorganized scheduling procedures in the radiology department at St. Lukes Hospital, St. Louis. Receiving a B.A. degree in psychology from Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Missouri, she later became alumnae director, dean of students, and director of admissions at her alma mater. Writing and organizational skills were essential to her success in daily correspondence and in the development of brochures and newsletters to constituents. Following her husband as he became president of Muskingum College in Ohio, she advanced her writing career as editor for As an Educator Sees It by Anthony Brown, published weekly in the Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, Ohio. After her husbands death, she enrolled in graduate school at The Ohio State University, receiving her M.A. in higher education administration. She was hired by Capital University, Columbus, Ohio where she served as director of corporate/foundation relations for nineteen years. Her writing skills were instrumental in raising capital, endowment, and special project funds for the university. Upon her retirement in 1999, Perrini was awarded the distinction of Honorary Alumnus of Capital University and was honored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, (CASE), the Independent College Advancement Association, (ICAA), and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, (OFIC). During her tenure at Capital she was a conference presenter for CASE and ICAA conferences and a volunteer field representative for OFIC. Throughout her career she was a presenter at workshops hosted by the Columbus Metropolitan Library, The Grantsmanship Center, Hugh OBrien Youth Foundation, Ohio Parent-Teachers Association, Ohio Federation on Aging Research, and the American Lutheran Churchs annual Deans Conference. She taught proposal writing workshops for university faculty and also imparted her knowledge of grant writing to students in social work classes. Credentials include recognition in Whos Who of American Women and Outstanding Young Women of America. Board memberships include: the Board of Directors of the Central Ohio Chapter, National Society of Fundraising Executives; the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra; and Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater. Currently, Perrinis volunteer activities focus on a not-for-profit private foundation, the Womens Fund of Centra

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