Stephanie Allen got expelled from high school, became a single mother and later, was on the brink of blowing her chance at a college degree. But with a son relying on her, she knew failing was not an option.
Allen graduates Friday with honors from the University of Louisville. She’s prepared to enter the workforce while providing the life she wanted for her son. She overcame obstacles but admits she couldn’t do it alone — Allen had a great deal of support from UofL, the Family Scholar House and her father, along with inspiration from her 8-year-old son, Ben.
“Since he has been born, everything that I have done in my life is for him. And I knew I had to do whatever it took to keep a roof over his head.”
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