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Dennis J. (D.J.) Slater: 2005 Devroy Fellow

Words do not do justice to the significance the Ann Devroy Fellowship has had on my life. It sent me on a journey very few can walk this early in their careers, and it's provided me with a perspective I will never forget.

Ann Devroy set a high, yet brilliant standard in journalism, and I'm humbled to have been honored with the award named for her. With the Devroy Fellowship, I've been able to make impressive strides in my young career. No matter how far I advance, I will always remember the lessons from this honor.

Devroy made a lasting impression in the field because she always stayed determined and worked beyond the limitations of her abilities. I hope to leave a similar impression as I walk in the footsteps of Ann Devroy, and possibly, leave a few of my own along the way.