Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Wayne State University

Public Relations

Media Report

November 7, 2013

Wayne Law student turns adversity into enterprise


Paul Alonzo Turner III grew from being a child living in a homeless shelter to being executive director of a homeless shelter. He grew from being an African-American boy without a male role model in his life to being an African-American man who actively seeks mentors and tries to be one for others in need. And he grew from working in Washington, D.C., fresh out of college, to being a part of Detroitís comeback through his continuing education at Wayne State University Law School, his seemingly unbounded personal enterprise and his own startup company. Turner is a full-time, second-year law student and a part-time consultant through his Pontiac-based marketing business, GPS Community Consulting Inc. Heís also readying a new companyís entry into Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competitionís collegiate division. His startup idea, Mygotonumber Inc., is for an app that will manage all those stored contacts in your smartphone and back them up in the cloud for easy access, even if you donít have your phone with you.


  • Detroit Legal News
5700 Cass Avenue, 3100 Academic Administration Building * Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone (313) 577-2150 * Fax (313) 577-4459 * Newsline (313) 577-5345