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Cole County Health Director Marie Peoples, a Lincoln University graduate, told LU students Thursday morning how education and perseverance helped her reach personal and professional levels she’d been told she couldn’t reach.

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Marie Peoples has been Cole County’s Health director for almost 21⁄2 years. “A defining moment (of my life) that stands out to me was when I wrote in my 6th grade essay that I wanted to become an oceanologist,” Peoples told Lincoln University students at Thursday morning’s Honors Convocation


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