Alba is a hard-working single mother who earned her degree in Spanish. She says, “After years of dead end jobs, I decided to go back to school because my kids were older. Since then I’ve been going to school full time, working part time and sacrificing a lot in order to accomplish my goal of obtaining a college education.
The accomplishment that makes me proudest is receiving my associate degree because when I walked on that stage to receive my diploma, I glanced to where my family was sitting and my youngest son Arthur was smiling from ear to ear. To see him so happy and proud of me tugged at my heart like I’ve never felt before.
I hope to continue setting a good example for my children and teaching them that although things will get hard, a good education will keep you going.”back