The child of drug-addicted parents, Liz was homeless at age 15—and fending for her life. Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, she recognized education as the key to a fresh beginning and a whole new way of living. The subject of Lifetime Television’s Emmy-nominated original film, Homeless to Harvard, Murray completed her degree at Harvard in 2009. Her memoir, Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard, was an instant success making the New York Times’ best- seller list the first week of release.
Special Guest: Dr. Rick Rigsby
Dr. Rick Rigsby is President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications. A college professor for two decades, Rick spent most of those years at Texas A&M University, where he also served as character coach and chaplain for the Aggies football team.
Throughout his three decades in broadcasting and academe, Rick Rigsby has received numerous commendations and awards, including being named a two-time recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Teaching Award by Texas A&M University’s College of Liberal Arts. In addition to academic publications, Dr. Rigsby is the author of Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout —the story of timeless common-sense wisdom learned from his father.
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