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Pontiac Proud: Sam Rogers—Former NFL Linebacker

“When you really push yourself to achieve a goal, that’s just the beginning.” Former NFL Linebacker Sam Rogers dedicated his youth to achieving the rare status of NFL player, and now he’s focused on improving the Pontiac community.

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Pontiac Proud: Eisha Branner—Founder & CEO of E-Community Outreach Services

“If not me, then who?” Eisha Branner exemplifies Pontiac’s spirit, transforming difficult personal experiences into professional and community excellence.

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Pontiac Proud: Angela Nicole Powell—Oakland County Commissioner, District 10

Growing up, Angela Nicole Powell watched as her father advocated for the deaf community in Pontiac. “A lot of my fight comes from him,” she explains. “Seeing what he was doing for his community, how he was trying to make it better for them, inspired me.”

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Pontiac Proud: Dr. Lucetry Dalton—Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Wayne State University

“Life is like a game of Spades; you can’t control the hand you’re dealt, but you can choose how to play it.”

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Pontiac Proud: Judge Kwamé Rowe—Oakland County Circuit Court

“Don’t let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do; don’t let your circumstances define who you are.”

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Pontiac Proud: Khalfani Stephens—Deputy Mayor of Pontiac

“I am a true liberal arts student; I haven’t met a subject, a person, or a new thing that I don’t want to learn more about.”

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Pontiac Proud: Solon Phillips, Corporation Counsel, Oakland County

From 8th Grade History Teacher to Oakland County’s Top Lawyer, Mr. Phillips Cites Resiliency as Key to Success

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Pontiac Proud: Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., President, Alabama State University

Dr. Ross’ formative years in Pontiac helped shape him as both an educator and a politician in Alabama

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