My friendship with Monique Richards has lasted since college because we share similar values and beliefs such as being hardworking, determined and inspiring individuals. Monique also possesses a powerful conscience and a strong desire for personal autonomy, which have made for some interesting dialogue between us over the years. I can always turn to her for an objective point of view. I thank Monique for wiping my tears, praying with me, and laughing out loud as we’ve had our share of things to both laugh and cry about! Her consistent support and love for me is very appreciated and it is important that Monique knows that she is LOVED!