The finish line often seemed a long way away for Shaquille Jones, a formerly homeless Chicago teen who came to St. Ambrose in 2013 to get the college education his late grandmother constantly told him was his ticket out of poverty.
Kendra Hodel worked diligently to make the most of her opportunity as a St. Ambrose nursing student. Her effort, talent and abilities earned Kendra a job at University of Iowa Hospitals.
When Kevin Wendling tells his future physical therapy clients they can push through any challenge, he will be speaking from powerful personal experience. A month after earning his undergrad degree, he lost both parents in a bicycling accident.