Big family. Demanding job.

Yvell Simmons could easily have found a reason to quit college. But at those moments when she was tempted to drop her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, two special factors kept her going.

Watch our video interview with the North Carolina woman as she credits the support of her do-it-all husband and the memory of her mom’s refusal to give up on anything.

“And I knew that if I continued that she would still be smiling,” Simmons said.

Learn more about Yvell Simmons’ educational journey by reading her Student Spotlight interview here.

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