"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement ...” said Marie Curie, a Polish-French physicist and chemist and Nobel Prize recipient who lived from 1867-1934.

Julian Santos never met Marie Curie, but he shares the philosophy of her words in that he has worked for his own improvement and has the desire to help others. The journey of his life and recognition of the need for personal improvement began in San Juan, Puerto Rico and has since brought him to Fayetteville, which he said is God’s doing.