April 14, 1994 |
It started eight years ago with a personal crisis: a newly divorced woman desperately needed a fresh start. She had no money. She had no marketable skill. She had no confidence. And she had very little hope. What she did have was a friend in Gurney Norman, a writer and English professor at the University of Kentucky. In the spring of 1986, Norman related the woman's plight to Jane Stephenson at Berea College.