For LaShawnda Clay, it’s always been about the kids. She works with them and has two of her own. She spent almost six years working toward a degree to teach children.…

It was raining hard the morning of June 9, 2014. Jemeika Jones had just dropped off her infant son and was excited for the first day on her new job. About 10 miles from home, Jemeika came around a bend in the road and saw a man crossing the street in front of her. She swerved to miss him.…

She had a job, a husband, and a family. She didn’t have a degree. And her dream of becoming a nurse was still weighing on her.…

When Major League Baseball calls, you answer. And that is what David Dellucci did. After four seasons at Ole Miss, where he earned All-American honors, 10 school records, and Athlete of the Year in 1995, he was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1995 MLB Draft.…

Thomas Coleman didn’t receive a degree the first time he attended Delta State University. But over two decades later, he surprised everyone when he walked across the stage on the same day as his daughter Lauren.…

It’s easy to get distracted from finishing college. Especially when the distraction is the National Football League. But Fahn Cooper never lost sight of his goals and preparing for life after the NFL.…

A business degree is the most popular degree earned at colleges and universities in the US. In 2016, out of a total of 1,920,718 degrees earned, 19.4% were business degrees. While in Mississippi, 21.4% of adults held a degree in business.…

For millions of students every year, completing college is difficult or impossible. Kierre Rimmer was one such student who was suddenly forced by circumstance to leave school without finishing his degree.…

For some of us, promises are just as strong today as they were when we made them, even if it was decades ago.…

Beci Teasley, completing her degree was about more than any one of those factors. Earning a degree allowed Beci to overcome tragedy and pursue a brighter future for herself and others.…

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