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Topic: Single Mom Of 3 Graduates From UCLA w/3 Degrees
Posted By: PurplePhase
Subject: Single Mom Of 3 Graduates From UCLA w/3 Degrees
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:36pm


 Single Mom Of 3 Graduates From UCLA With 3 Degrees



Deanna Jordan

We salute Deanna Jordan, a single mother of three who graduated from UCLA with three degrees on Friday!

“I needed for my sons to see there was a legacy that preceded them with college. I am the first in my family to go to college,” the 28-year-old mom told http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/06/13/single-mother-of-3-graduates-from-ucla-with-3-degrees/" rel="nofollow - CBS News of her accomplishment. Before graduating with two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s in African-American Studies, she spent two years at a local community college and three-and-a-half years at the University of California.

 

The journey wasn’t easy. Jordan gave birth to three sons between the ages of 18 and 22. “I had him and in the hospital I remember thinking, ‘I’m 22, there’s no future unless I can create one,’” she shared. “You can’t really succeed unless you fail, and I failed a lot of times, but it was my persistence and my willingness never to give up.”

The Compton native also found a way to give back to her community. She founded the Compton Pipeline Taskforce, where she and UCLA volunteers work on academics at Compton schools. “I saw the difference in how my boys were in school in Brentwood and then how schools were in Compton where I came from,” she said.

 

As for her future plans, the scholar said she plans to take a year off before heading to law school in hopes of becoming a district attorney.




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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:37pm
don't know if it's a repost, I googled.

So proud of this woman. 


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:41pm
I assume one of her bachelor's degrees was in AA Studies >_<
I wonder what the other was.


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:49pm
Heart


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:51pm
Yes yes yes


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:51pm
Congrats! So many people give up after messing up.


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:54pm
Incredible.  Excellent example.


Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:54pm
I'm glad she pushed through and finished her degree

Best of luck in law school, no doubt she'll accomplish her goals

Great example for her sons



Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:55pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Congrats! So many people give up after messing up.

Some don't even start, without "messing" up


Posted By: mzsophisticated
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:59pm
That is awesome


Posted By: sugabanana
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:02pm
OMG I'm so proud of her. She is definitely leaving a lesson of discipline for her kids. 


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:11pm
3 degrees including a masters? From UCLA?

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/yes-rudy1.gif" rel="nofollow">rudy slow clap





Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:15pm
Lmao that first gif gets me every time


Posted By: Bored w/Out Me?
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:18pm
That's Wonderful!!!


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:18pm
That's commendable, congrats to her!


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:25pm
Jones, you can really feel the emotion behind that clap.LOL


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:31pm
Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Congrats! So many people give up after messing up.

Some don't even start, without "messing" up

LoL this is true too.


Posted By: Ladycoils
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:32pm
That is awesome


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:33pm
yes she's a great example to her kids and other children, and adults.


Posted By: femmefatale85
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:50pm
mind you my black azz ain't got no kids...i gotta ban my grandma from the internet for a while


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:53pm
very inspirational story. congrats to her ClapClap


Posted By: rell85
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 7:28pm
congrats to her!!!


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 7:32pm
ClapClap


Posted By: Brjasuga51
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 7:34pm
Hats off... congratulations grad


Posted By: iBetYouhNvNika
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 7:45pm
So inspirational. Makes me wanna go back to school


Posted By: Prtybrwneye_z
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 8:14pm
Great accomplishment! Congrats to her


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 9:17pm
yayyy!Clap

great example for her kids...i wish more mothers were like this...Heart


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 10:11pm
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

yayyy!Clap

great example for her kids...i wish more mothers were like this...Heart
Sheeeeit I wish more people period were as determined as her when it came to reaching goals. Myself included.EmbarrassedLOL


Posted By: sexyandfamous
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 10:52pm
Loved it! But I wonder why she is taking an year off.


Posted By: nemesis1
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 6:31am
Congrats to her. Clap



“You can’t really succeed unless you fail, and I failed a lot of times, but it was my persistence and my willingness never to give up.”

I like that. Clap


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 6:39am
Asian chick in the back hating.....


Clap Cant tell me shyt about black women....we are the strongest people on this planet.....


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 7:22am
It took her three kids to realize she ain't got no future if she didn't get off her back lmao




Congrats tho


Posted By: Bribby
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 7:37am
Is this the breastfeeding lady? lol JP

GO her, women like this are my inspiration.

And does anyone have info on getting 2 bachelors at once?


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 7:46am
Nah, but young lady sell that dope.


Posted By: MsBMW
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 7:53am
Congrats to her!!! she DID THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 start Thread


Posted By: femmemichelle
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 8:38am
Congrats! I wonder what her bachelors are in.


Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 9:00am
Congrats to her. thats great!


Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 10:08am
Woohoo!

Compton has really been turning out some quality people lately. They're doing big things and I'm here for it.


Posted By: Bribby
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 10:16am
Originally posted by femmemichelle femmemichelle wrote:

Congrats! I wonder what her bachelors are in.

Me too, I'm debating is it worth staying an extra semester to graduate with 2 bachelors? Ah decisions, decisions 



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