A Journey To The End: Graduating Senior Completes Claflin University Degree

Updated: 5/8/2014 1:47 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

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May 8, 2014



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Eight Years and Three Schools Later, Graduating Senior Completes Claflin University Degree

Ashley Harrison

Orangeburg, S.C. – Ashley Harrison’s walk across the stage of the Seventh-day Adventist Worship and Convention Center on May 10 will mark the culmination of an eight-year academic journey that began – and a part of which will end – at Claflin University.

“I started off at Claflin in 2006 and transferred to the University of South Carolina, but it didn’t work out for me,” said Harrison, who also took some courses at Trident Technical College in North Charleston. “I just remembered the love and family environment at Claflin, and it made me want to come back.”

Harrison – an only child raised by her single mother, Carla Harrison, on Edisto Island, South Carolina – will become the first person in her family to graduate from college when the Center for Professional and Continuing Studies student receives a bachelor’s degree in organizational management on Saturday.

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