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2012 Outstanding Mentor Award-winner Marcella Fulmore greets visitors in the Lee lobby with PAAMAS members (clockwise, from left) senior Thomas Watson, juniors Daniel Williams and Ahmad Adams, sophomore Darryl Gray, senior Ashwin Pitt, sophomore Jonathan Walters and seniors Demond Richeson, David Johnson and Pearson Wheatley.

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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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