Saturday, June 6, 2009

And, in the opposite corner from Cheyenne Cherry, meet Toni Clark

Toni Clark just completed her degree from Essex County College on Friday and walked with her class. An amazing story when you realize all while she was attending her classes and getting her degree, she was homeless. That's right, she slept on the streets while working towards and then getting her college degree.

Clark, who is 50, completed her degree without class textbooks, without a computer and with no real place to study and yet she finished with a 2.77 GPA. The college said they had no idea Clark was homeless. Said Clark:

"It's been hard. I was staying in (Newark) Penn Station, the airport. But you know, I was taking care of business and everything, but I just didn't have a home."

Simply amazing and inspiring, make sure to go ahead and read her entire story, it is inspiring.


Trixie Junior Space Punk said...

Good for Toni Clark - I hope for only good things for her.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Yes, GREAT for her. Self determination is a wonderful thing....