In an interview with her undergraduate alma mater, Rogers shared that she was often the only Black person on the job but maintained her focus on personal success. She credited her time at Rider, along with two high school teachers and her guidance counselor, for her current place in life.
Rogers returned to school while working and raising a family, earning her master’s degree in 1997 from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Rogers’ husband, Terry, was also a student at Rider, and the pair have raised three daughters together. Despite her achievements, Rogers says that her children are her greatest accomplishment.
(Photo: Rider University)
The Ten Most Interesting Little Known Black History Facts
1. The 6888th Battalion was the largest all Black female military unit in World War 2.
Source:U.S. Department of Defense, Public Domain
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2. The Fultz quadruplets were the first surviving identical African-American quads.
Source:Library of Congress/Public Domain
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3. The Muse Brothers
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4. Gerald Lawson
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5. Frederick Jones
Source:Minnesota Historical Society
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6. Sarah Rector
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7. Sarah Baartman
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8. Philippa Schuyler
Source:Library of Congress, Public Domain
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9. Millie and Christine McKoy
Source:John H. Fitzgibbon (Collection of Robert E. Green) Public Domain
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10. Leonard Nimoy
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