Did you know that Robinson played shortstop and catcher on the baseball team, quarterback on the football team, and guard on the basketball team? With the track and field squad, he won awards in the broad jump.
Did you know that he was also a member of the tennis team?
Stacey Lauretta Dash January 20, 1966 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. She made her first TV appearance in Farrell for the People starring Valerie Harper and a virtually unknown Ed O’Neill in 1982, which did not make it past its pilot episode. Her notable first appearance was as ‘Michelle’ in the 1985 The Cosby Show episode “Denise’s Friend” alongside Lisa Bonet, and in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Dash’s first substantial television role was in the 1988 television series TV 101, which also featured Matt LeBlanc and Sam Robards. The series was canceled after 13 episodes. Dash’s first major film role was in the Richard Pryor comedy Moving in 1988. She also had sizeable roles in Mo’ Money and Renaissance Man during this time. In 1995, Dash starred as a femme fatale in a low budget film, Illegal in Blue. Dash received her big break with the 1995 film Clueless, which starred Alicia Silverstone and Brittany Murphy. Dash played Cher’s high school best friend Dionne Marie Davenport, even though Dash was twenty-eight at the time. In 1996 the film spawned a television spinoff, also called Clueless, in which Dash reprised her role as Dionne and Rachel Blanchard played Cher. The series ran from 1996–1999.
After the television series ended, she appeared in View from the Top (2003) and smaller budget films, including Gang Of Roses (2003), and Getting Played (2005). She also has appeared in small guest roles on television shows such as Eve and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Dash played Vanessa Weir in the television series, The Strip, which was not successful and was canceled after several episodes.
In 2001, Dash was featured in a music video by Carl Thomas for the single “Emotional”. In 2004, Dash was featured in a music video by Kanye West, label mate of her cousin Damon Dash for the single “All Falls Down.” At age 40, Stacey Dash posed nude in the August 2006 issue of Playboy; that same year she was featured in singer Marques Houston‘s video, “Favorite Girl“. In 2006, she launched her own lingerie line called Letters of Marque.
In 2007, she completed filming roles in I Could Never Be Your Woman, Nora’s Hair Salon II, Fashion Victim, Ghost Image and American Primitive. For 2008 release, she filmed Phantom Punch and Secrets Of A Hollywood Nurse for television, and the feature film Close Quarters.
Dash performed in the 2008 reality television series, Celebrity Circus. Prior to the series premiere, Dash suffered a broken rib while training. Despite the injury, Dash performed on the trapeze bungee during the premiere and continued on to be a finalist. Dash finished second behind Antonio Sabato, Jr.
Dash was born in The Bronx, New York. She is of African American and Mexican descent, with “clear green” eyes. Her brother is Darien Dash, the CEO of DME Interactive Holdings and her first cousin is Damon Dash, the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. Dash has been married three times, twice to celebrities; from 1999 to 2006, she was married to Brian Lovell and from 2007 to the present, she has been married to actor Emmanuel Xuereb, however in 2010 she filed for divorce. Dash has two children; her son Austin was born in 1991, and her daughter with then-husband Lovell, Lola, was born in 2003.Dash Recently went on a date with Jamie Foxx .
|1987||Enemy Territory||Toni Briggs|
|1992||Mo’ Money||Amber Evans|
|1994||Renaissance Man||Pvt. Miranda Myers|
|1995||Clueless||Dionne Davenport||Young Artist Award (nominated)|
|Illegal in Blue||Kari Truitt||Direct-to-video Release|
|1997||Cold Around the Heart||Bec Rosenberg|
|2001||The Painting||Hallie Gilmore at 18||a.k.a. Soldiers of Change|
|2003||View from the Top||Angela Samona|
|Gang of Roses||Kim|
|Ride or Die||Real Venus|
|2007||I Could Never Be Your Woman||Brianna Minx|
|2008||Christmas Break||Smokin’ Woman||Short film|
|Nora’s Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above||Simone|
|Fashion Victim||Cara Wheeler|
|American Primitive||Joy Crowley|
|Phantom Punch||Geraldine Liston|
|1982||Farrell for the People||Denise Grey||NBC TV-Movie|
|1985||The Cosby Show||Michelle||Episode: “Denise’s Friend“|
|1988||St. Elsewhere||Penny Franks||Episodes: “Their Town”
“The Naked Civil Surgeon”
“Requiem for a Heavyweight”
|1994||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Michelle Michaels||Episode: “When You Hit Upon a Star“|
|Harts of the West||Episode: “Drive, He Said”|
|1996–1999||Clueless||Dionne “Dee” Davenport|
|1998||Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular||Episode: 1.9|
|1999–2000||The Strip||Vanessa Weir|
|2001||Going to California||Janie||Episode: “A Pirate Looks at 15 to 20”|
|Men, Women & Dogs||Meg||Episode: “Pilot”|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Amy Young||Episode: “Slaves of Las Vegas”|
|2003||Eve||Corryn||Episode: “The Ex Factor“|
|2005||Duck Dodgers||Paprika Solo||Voice Role
Episode: Diamond Boogie/Corporate Pigfall
|2008||Secrets of a Hollywood Nurse||Reporter||TV-Movie|
|American Dad!||Janet Lewis||Episode: “Escape from Pearl Bailey“|
|2009||The Game||Chamile||Episode: “Truth and Consequences”
Episode: “Put a Ring On It”
Episode: “The Fall of the Roman”
Episode: “The Wedding Episode“
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Did you know that three sophomores have won the Heisman Trophy Award?
Did you know that the Heisman Trophy was awarded to sophomores three consecutive years, 2007, 2008, 2009?
Tim Tebow of the Florida Gators,
Did you know who was the only player in history win back to back Heisman Trophys?
Did you know that only three sophomores in history have won the Heisman Trophy?
Charles N. Millican, American academic, founding president of the University of Central Florida died he was , 94
Charles Norman Millican, Ph.D. was the founding President of the University of Central Florida, then named Florida Technological University died he was , 94.
(October 9, 1916 – December 1, 2010)
Family and Education
Millican was born in Wilson, Arkansas. As a young man, he worked as a part-time reporter for Dun and Bradstreet while earning a bachelor of science degree in Business and Religion from Union University. He graduated in 1941 and was named pastor of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Mississippi.
Millican later entered the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. But, he returned to Jackson, Mississippi to serve as a coordinator for the 44th College Training Detachment of the United States Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1945.
He married Frances Hilliard on May 15, 1945 in Jackson, Tennessee.
Millican returned to school, and in 1946 earned his master of arts degree in Economics from George Peabody College, then joining the Commerce Department at his alma mater Union University. He would move south to Gainesville, Florida in 1948, to earn a Ph.D. in Business Finance and Economics from the University of Florida. Millican joined the university faculty, and was appointed the Assistant Dean of the Warrington College of Business Administration in 1956. Soon thereafter, he left for Texas where he became Dean of the School of Business Administration at Hardin-Simmons University.
In 1959 he moved to Tampa, Florida, to become Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of South Florida.
University of Central Florida Presidency
In 1965 he was appointed the founding president of a new state university in Florida, then without a name or even a campus. Millican, with the advice of a citizen advisory group, selected the name “Florida Technological University,” though it is now known as the University of Central Florida. The campus site he selected was just east of Orlando, Florida. He is also credited with establishing twin tenets for the university, “Accent on the Individual” and “Accent on Excellence.” Millican also chose the new university’s motto: “Reach for the Stars.” And, he was a co-designer of its distinctive “Pegasus” seal. The highlight of Millican’s presidency was at his new university’s commencement ceremonies in 1973, when he played host to President Richard Nixon.
Millican stepped-down as university president on January 31, 1978, but remained on the faculty. He was given the title of “President Emeritus,” and taught classes in finance. Due to his role in shaping the university, Millican is considered by many to be the “Father of UCF.”
After leaving UCF, Millican served as the president of nearby Lake Highland Preparatory School from 1982 to 1985, and continued as President Emeritus-Consultant until 1993. Millican returned to serve the University in 1993 as President Emeritus and Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of the UCF Foundation. Millican died on December 1, 2010, at his home in Central Florida.
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Daya Mata, American spiritual leader, Self-Realization Fellowship president (1955–2010) died she was , 96
Sri Daya Mata —Mother of Compassion— who was born Faye Wright, was the president and sanghamata (mother of the society) of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) of Los Angeles, California, and the Yogoda Satsanga (YSS) Society of India.
(January 31, 1914 – November 30, 2010)
Faye Wright was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to a prominent family of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church). Her ancestors were among the original Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley. Her grandfather, Abraham Reister Wright, was an architect of the LDS Church’s Salt Lake Tabernacle. She has been listed as a “Famous Utahn” by the Utah Office of Tourism.
Daya Mata first met Paramhansa Yogananda in 1931, and joined Yogananda’s ashram that year. After Yogananda’s death, and the passing of his successor Rajarsi Janakananda, Daya Mata became the third president of YSS/SRF in 1955.
Daya Mata’s brother Richard Wright served as Yogananda’s personal secretary for many years, appearing in his Autobiography of a Yogi. Her mother was also an SRF member. Daya Mata (Faye Wright) and Ananda Mata (Virginia Wright, Daya Mata’s sister) served on the SRF Board of Directors.
Daya Mata authored three volumes: Only Love’: Living the Spiritual Life in a Changing World, Finding the Joy Within You: Personal Counsel for God Centered Living, and Enter the Quiet Heart: Creating a Loving Relationship with God.
At the time of her 2010 death, Sri Daya Mata had been president of Self-Realization Fellowship since 1955. She had been living with her sister in a Sierra Madre house purchased in 1966 and commuting to SRF headquarters in Mount Washington. She was one of the first women to lead a worldwide religious organization and monastic order.
She died on the evening of November 30, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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