TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Ivy Tech Community College marked its 45th commencement exercises Thursday night at ISU's Hulman Center, as 600 men and women turned their tassels to start a bright and promising future.
Natasha Shroyer, 23, was among the handful of graduates to earn a two-year, associate degree in surgical technology.
Last fall, Shroyer's mother was in a life-threatening car crash, one day after Natasha had given birth to her second child. Even her college mentor and instructor, Sherra Creed, was skeptical Natasha could balance it all: a once comatose mother, recovering from the accident; a brand-new baby girl; a husband and full-time college career.
"I didn't think she could do it, I really didn't," admitted Sherra Creed, an Ivy Tech faculty member who also said Shroyer was one of her best students.
Natasha Shroyer did do it, against all odds; she even managed a B average at graduation time. Her motivation? Her mother, Tricia Wright, 42, who was in the crowd Thursday night to celebrate her daughter's achievement.
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