"Graduating for Two"
In one of my ADEP classes students were talking about the upcoming graduation. One classmate mentioned that he was absolutely walking at the graduation because he was walking for 'two.' When I asked why, he explained that he was a heart transplant recipient of a 17 year old boy that was never able to go to college so his mission in life was to complete his degree and walk for both of them in the boy's memory.
At the undergraduate ceremony he spoke. This was the most inspiring story that I ever witnessed during a commencement ceremony. The ADEP program made it possible for an older man to return to college and complete his dream for two.
Arriving to CLU was full of emotion because I was the first in my family to attend a university.
They loved their jobs and provided a high level of service to others.
Everyone that I spoke with and emailed already knew of my arrival and were very friendly towards me and each other.
We are freed to be servants to the mission of the University and the students who attend CLU
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