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Lee social worker Marcella Fulmore is joined by PAAMAS members (bottom, from left) seniors Thomas Watson, Ashwin Pitt, Demond Richeson, sophomore Darryl Gray, (top, from left) seniors Pearson Wheatley and David Johnson, junior Daniel Williams and sophomore Jonathan Walters.

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Lee Social Worker Wins Outstanding Mentor Award

Marcella Fulmore connects African American high school students with Springfield Elementary mentees.

When she started college at Norfolk State University in Virginia, Marcella Fulmore was an engineering major. She loved the math, but impersonal labs and the prospect of a cold, money-driven career forced her to make a decision. When considering her transition, she remembered how in high school, people would come to her with their problems. “I just thought, ‘I could help people,’” Fulmore said. “That’s it.”

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