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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

Dalal Orfali

December 4, 2018

Inspiring grads: Facing new battles after fleeing civil war in Syria

Senior Dalal Orfali has faced more adversity than many see in their lifetimes

David Segura

December 4, 2018

Inspiring grads: Doctorate degree caps 18-year academic career at UIC

This month, David Segura will cap his 18-year academic career at UIC with a Ph.D. from the College of Education

Michael Armand Canilao

December 4, 2018

Inspiring grads: Developing archaeology as a discipline in the Philippines

Michael Armand Canilao traveled 8,000 miles away from home and family to see his passion for anthropology through at UIC

Khadijat George

December 13, 2017

Inspiring graduates: Khadijat George

After growing up amidst violence in Nigeria, George hopes to use her education to advance health care in her home country

Kelly Gerhardt

December 13, 2017

Inspiring grads: Kelly Gerhardt

After recovering from a stroke, Gerhardt returns to campus to finish her degree