Dottie is a lifelong mentor and friend. Throughout my teenaged years and into adulthood, Dottie shared wise observations about books, life, and people when I most needed it. With her encouragement, I became an adjunct professor at NESCC, so we became colleagues. My involvement with the YWCA is a result of Dottie’s invitation to Project Promise. Thank you, Dottie, for being someone who has empowered me for a very long time!