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Madison Wiljanen never imagined that her journey to graduation would include a global pandemic impacting her life and chosen profession in such a profound way.
Ana Jaquimopens in new window
Ana Jaquim's journey to Wayne State has included a few stops along the way, but a pivotal moment was when she picked up a violin.
Rachel Zelenakopens in new window
Despite facing adversity throughout her life, Rachel Zelenak will reach a major milestone on May 5 when she receives her bachelor of arts in psychology from Wayne State University.
Nicholas Baueropens in new window
Nicholas Bauer’s junior year at Troy Athens High School marked the beginning of a long and challenging road that left an indelible mark on his future.
Dunamis Archeropens in new window
Twenty-three years ago, doctors told Dunamis Archer’s parents that their newborn baby would likely spend most of his life in a near-vegetative state – unable to walk, talk or even remember his name.
Kristina Sawdonopens in new window
Kristina Sawdon remembers the excitement of receiving her School of Social Work acceptance letter and wondering what her new role as a full-time student may offer.
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Seth Wyatt, an elementary education and special education major, was homeschooled until eighth grade. After attending public school, he became interested in education because of the difference between those experiences.
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As a first-generation college student with eight siblings, Maximillian Castoreno pursued his goal of completing his education and earning a coveted degree. He’s reached that goal three times, with two bachelor’s degrees from Wayne State, and soon, a master of occupational therapy from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.