All inspiring grads

inspiring grads

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads

Read about the journeys these six students took to their May commencement

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads: Discovering passion for computer science pays off

Kevin Bell, the feat of graduation college after finishing high school with a 1.1 GPA is a far-off dream come to fruition

Nina Ambida; inspiring grad

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads: Suddenly homeless, student finds support on campus

During the fall of her sophomore year, Nina Ambida found herself homeless

Yabe Manako

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads: Born deaf, student overcomes barriers to earn Ph.D.

Manako Yabe poetically compares her journey to that of a dandelion seed trying to grow on a stone street

Kenneth Booker; inspiring grad

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads: Future educator aims to ignite love of learning in others

Kenneth Booker sees future in education with help from strong role model

Jemal Abdusebur

April 29, 2019

Inspiring grads: Physician inspired by challenges faced growing up in Ethiopia

Abdusebur Jemal decided he would become a doctor as a young boy, after experiencing the challenges faced by poor populations in Ethiopia

Inspiring grads

December 6, 2018

Inspiring grads

Read about the journeys these six students took to their Dec. 15 commencement

Danielle Wetzel

December 4, 2018

Inspiring grads: Major car accident sets student on new path into nursing

Danielle Wetzel was just about to start college when a car she was riding in fell off a 20-foot cliff

Solomia Savchuk

December 4, 2018

Inspiring grads: Starting over alone after seeking asylum in the United States

Four years ago, Sol Savchuk reset her life

Daniel Gray

December 4, 2018

Inspiring grads: Finding determination to overcome academic struggles

Daniel Gray refused to let a difficult first semester at UIC defer his dream of graduating from college

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