Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Three generations, three degrees: Philadelphia Inquirer profiles Peirce College students’ unique story

On Tuesday, May 11, The Philadelphia Inquirer featured an inspiring story about three women -- grandmother, mother, and daughter -- who are all simultaneously achieving a great milestone. On June 14, the three will graduate together from Peirce College!

Susan Snyder’s article, “Three generations of family to get degrees together,” tells the story of Philadelphia residents Gwendolyn McNuckles (56), her daughter Dionne Garrison (35), and granddaughter Denise Garrison (20), who will be graduating from Peirce with degrees in Business Administration.

These three women are wonderful examples of the hardworking, committed students who attend Peirce, often juggling families and careers as they focus on continuing their education as adult learners. The trio recognized the importance of getting a degree, and found a way to make it happen at Peirce.

We are so proud of Gwendolyn, Dionne, and Denise for all of their achievements and wish them the best as they receive their degrees and move on to whatever awaits them! They exemplify what Peirce is all about and we are honored to have them representing the College as soon-to-be alumnae.

Be sure to read Snyder’s article to learn more about the journey of these three memorable women and the struggles and triumphs that got them to where they are today.