Russ Gibb at Random
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What's in a name?

April 25, 2004

Well in Dearborn a few names stand out for service in our community. Lucille McCullough, state representative, John Dingell, national representative, Mike Adray, entrepreneur, and Mike Berry, benefactor.

Lucille was my neighbor, John Dingell my representative, Mike Adray, a friend, and Mike Berry, a special friend.

Mike is a man I grew up with. We attended Fordson High School together. Later the lawyer Mike Berry helped me land a teaching job here in Dearborn, Michigan. Mike Berry has been a public servant and is a man who has contributed over $1,000,000 to the educational establishments here in Dearborn. Yes, $1,000,000. But when some of us said "Let us make your contributions public," Mike said "No. Just use the money to help kids benefit from an education like I have."

What's in a name?-- The name Mike Berry should be the name of the new Dearborn Public Schools Career Center. Put a name to the benefits of public education and that name would be Mike Berry.

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