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‘I Persevered; I Kept on Going’

Florida Tech grad Yvell Simmons took inspiration from her mom’s determination.

By University Alliance on September 04, 2015

Big family. Demanding job.

Yvell Simmons could easily have found a reason to quit college. But at those moments when she was tempted to drop her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, two special factors kept her going.

Watch our video interview with the North Carolina woman as she credits the support of her do-it-all husband and the memory of her mom’s refusal to give up on anything.

“And I knew that if I continued that she would still be smiling,” Simmons said.

Learn more about Yvell Simmons’ educational journey by reading her Student Spotlight interview here.

Category: Success Stories