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Here are a few stories of personal challenges overcome, family responsibilities shouldered, educational changes in direction that finally led to a true passion, as well as learning, growth and success along the way to graduation.
Graduating high school at the age of 16 put Jordan Roggen on an early path to higher education, but family health challenges led her on a different journey.
When he was in high school, Franklin Alvis of Colorado Springs was convinced he’d attend college out of state. Then his family home burned to the ground in the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire, which made him want stay in Colorado.
Kirty Krieger says she decided to major in microbiology in the same way Harry Potter decided to become a wizard: “The major chose me.”
The road to Djibril Diol being the first in his family to earn a degree was long, as he worked to meet family obligations in both the U.S. and his native Senegal.
It’s not often that you can look back and say that a student made CSU better. But in Jovan Rivera-Lovato’s case, it would be true.
The path to veteran Sarah Lion’s biological science degree has been neither straight nor narrow, but she never gave up on the journey.
As a Fulbright Scholar with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Public University of Uruguay, Luciana Figliolo had no shortage of master’s programs interested in recruiting her.