Marilyn Waddell serves as an advocate and mentor for individuals seeking support in their personal and career development. She worked with the Upward Bound Program at The University of North Carolina, a high school college preparatory program, for 26 years in the role of Assistant Director and Academic Coordinator. She served one year as Director in her final year with the program. She coordinated, planned and executed activities to enhance students’ educational and social growth. Marilyn Waddell supervised an academic year and summer staff responsible for working with students and implementing services. Marilyn Waddell is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a B.A. in Business Education/Administration and has completed graduate work in School Counseling. She enjoys helping people fulfill their dreams through consultation, support and encouragement.
Charlene Peacock is a graduate of UNC-CH and thinks of herself as a humble, quiet thinker who loves to help people behind the scenes. The things she loves in life are her faith, family and friends. After the sudden and unexpected loss of her son, Christian, she has garnered strength from and now is a major contributor for the Wake County Chapter of Compassionate Friends, an international organization for bereaved parents. Charlene also likes to read, write poetry, volunteer, attend arts functions, and spend time with family and friends.