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 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 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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote PurplePhase Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:37pm
don't know if it's a repost, I googled.

So proud of this woman. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sang Froid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.
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Congrats! So many people give up after messing up.
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Incredible.  Excellent example.
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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

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Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Congrats! So many people give up after messing up.

Some don't even start, without "messing" up
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That is awesome
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