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NCCU BSW Graduate mentioned in Commencement Speech

Monday, May 12, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Valerie Arendt
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Daniel Ball is a NASW-NC Member
A 'pinnacle moment' for NC Central University's biggest graduating class
News and Observer (Raleigh, NC)

Success stories: In her first commencement remarks since becoming chancellor last year, Debra Saunders-White singled out two students for their successes. Daniel Ball, receiving a bachelor’s degree in social work, grew up in foster care in coastal North Carolina. He battled homelessness and substance abuse as a young adult before winding up in prison. When he was released, he headed straight for community college and is now on his way to UNC-Chapel Hill for a master’s degree in social work.

Saunders-White also recognized computer information systems major Migela Evans, who’s heading to Seattle for a job at Microsoft – “the corporation she’s wanted to work for since high school.”

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