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"7 Page B-6,The Tuskegee News, March 22, 2018 Former TU Interim Jenkins Shares Life Secrets from his new book Positive Possibilities Matthew Jenkins, DVM, a nation- ally-renowned businessman and philanthropist, pulls back the cur- tain on his life with the recent re- lease of his autobiography "Positive Possibilities: My Game Plan for Suc- cess." The book gives readers an inti- mate glimpse into Jenkins' life be- ginning with growing up on an Alabama farm with a single morn and nine siblings and into his jour- ney of successful entrepreneur. ent Jenkins will present the first edi- tion of "Positive Possibilities: My Game Plan for Success" at Tuskegee University's 52nd Annual Veteri- Contributed photo Dr. Matthew Jenkins nary Medical Symposium March 18" Jenkins to release autobio 22, at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery. . Anafive of Alabama, Jenkins is a graduate of the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, a for- mer member of the university's Board of Trustees, and served as Tuskegee's Interim President in 2013. Jenkins who dedicated three years to writing "Positive Possibili- ties: My Game Plan for Success," provides engaging insight into life experiences that encouraged him on the road to his many accomplish- ments. Without a trace of bitterness or re" gret, Jenkins recounts in "Positive Possibilities: My Game Plan for Suc- cess" how he lost his father at the age of two and was one of 10 chil dren growing up on the family farm where they grew white and sweet potatoes, corn and soybeans, arid raised cattle and hogs. Guided by their mother, Amelia, she imparted in all the Jenkins chil- dren the gospel of hard work, the importance of education and giving back to others. After earning his veterinary de- gree, Jenkins embarked on an ex- traordinary career in veterinary medicine, real estate development, philanthropy and other enterprises. The perspectives Jenkins shares in his book demonstrate what it takes to achieve success in any industry and how to shape a positive life from one's natural abilities. / Dyann Robinson, left, director of the Patricia Rahim, left, Manager of E.D. Nixon Tuskegee Repertory Theatre, receives $25,000 char- Apartments, receives a $25,000 charity bingO check ity bingo check from Alfonza Menefee, vice president from Alfonza Menefee, vice president of VictoryLand Contributed photo of VictoryLand and Macon County Probate Judge. and Macon County Probate Judge. Carrie "C.J." Callaway, left, District Elder for Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, receives ca heck from Atfonza Menefee, vice president of Victo- ryLand and Macon County Probate Judge. The $25,000 check is from chairity bingo at VictoryLand. The Torrence Family extends deep appreciation to everyone for their many expressions of sympathy, thoughtful messages, generous prayers and many acts of kindness during this time. A special thank you to the pastor and members of Westminster for their support and active engagement in the planning. May God continue to bless and keep you, is our prayer. ec o n o m I c d ev e lop me at a uth o r Ity TUSKEGEE REPERTORY THEATRE INC BY DYANN ROBINSON MUSIC BY BILL PERRY At The Jesse Clinton Arts Center 201 S. Main St, Tuskegee, AL F RI AP RI L 13: 7: 00, P M This p uetlon Is ,ponlo in part by: SAT APRIL 14:2:30 PM SU N APRIL 15:7:00 PM the =0tS Ctrote Faend= TICKETS ONLINE AT: PHONE: 334-727-6046 T 01lye Gibbs, Broker I II IIII II IIIIII I I1 11 =1 11 I ll'qllf/51i II IlqLe Ililql lllill !ll III