In the swimming pool, the lanes are drawn, the distance is pre-determined, the primary goal is to finish first. Shraddha Sudhir’s journey from Bangalore, India, to a St. Ambrose University Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree wasn’t quite as direct, measurable, or defined.
Many consider earning a degree in law and establishing a career with the United Nations as pinnacle professional achievements. But for Julia Adetoyese-Oyewusi those were just steps – granted, very big steps -- which led her to earn a Master of Social Work at St. Ambrose University.
She’s come into her own, but Paige Eden has no plans to walk alone. On May 15, during the St. Ambrose University’s Spring Commencement Ceremony, she will cross the stage wearing a necklace that drapes just above her heart. On it hangs a charm, a small vessel, that holds her mother’s ashes.