Bahamian distance runner writes book on social emotional empowerment
February 28, 2015 Leave a comment
Dr. Marilyn Simmons Bowe, PhD. Educator, Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Researcher, and Marathon Runner was born a child of poverty in Nassau, Bahamas, in an urban low socioeconomic area. She was the sixth of eight children who were raised by a single divorcee. She and her siblings were raised in a shack, but were told that education would be their way out, The Bahamas Weekly reports.
Defying the odds, Dr. Marilyn graduated from R. M. Bailey High School at the age of 15. She attended College of The Bahamas and earned an AS in biochemistry at the age of 17. After an initial career as an industrial lab chemist, she earned a B.Sci. in premedical biology with minors in chemistry and education, from Barry University in Miami, Florida and graduated Magna cum laude. Subsequently, she earned an M.Sci. in biomedical sciences with some course work in educational leadership, also at Barry…
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