I've been the (name of employer)-side mentor for a student working on her PhD. Yesterday, she successfully defended her PhD thesis. Not sure she wants to be named, so I won't for now. But it's a lot of work to get to where she is, and I'll congratulate her. She knows who she is :-) Good job!
Jamese Sims successfully defended her thesis at Howard University on Monday. She'll be writing up something about her experiences for the blog one of these days.