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In 1970, Anthony Carter was nine when he was first paired up with Steve West (MBA ’68) through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) organization in Cincinnati. West had become a BBBS volunteer because, he told the Cincinnati Post (July 3, 2004), “I had been very fortunate in life, and I decided this was a chance for me to give a little back.”

Carter recently recalled that the two spent time together playing basketball, reading, and talking. “The fact that I was a black male child and he was a young white man wasn’t even an issue,” he added. “We were just friends.”

Still pals today, Carter, a Cincinnati police lieutenant, and West, president and CEO of Hospice of Cincinnati, remain BBBS supporters; both spoke at BBBS’s national convention last spring. “Big and little have become big and big,” West said. “Tony has accomplished so much and has become such a positive influence in this city, it makes me proud just to know him.”

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Class of MBA 1968, Section E

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