Author: Brandi Herrman

Hearn ’19 is she that braves the page

It takes a lot to keep up with Ashlea Hearn ’19 when you ask her the common question: “So, what do you do?” There are multiple ways to catalog Hearn’s response. You can start chronologically from when she began. Or you can list her project based on which of her current endeavors take the most time each week. Perhaps it makes sense to start with the place where Hearn is currently receiving the most recognition.

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Peterman’s journey leads to inclusion

Macie Peterman ’14 didn’t think she could be a teen mom and a college graduate. After issues with bullying in high school, Peterman dropped out and decided to pursue a GED. She then had her son, Jayden, when she was 19. With a kid and without a high school diploma, Peterman saw all the barriers in front of her, but no path to higher education. Then, she heard from Columbia College.

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