DCP Graduate Lisa Smith ’17 Achieves Educational Goals at GWU Amidst Unexpected Challenges

Lisa Smith '17

When Lisa Smith decided to finish her bachelor’s degree, she knew she wanted an option where she could meet face to face with her professors and fellow classmates. As a more mature learner, Smith was excited about the opportunity to reach her longtime educational goals through the Gardner-Webb Degree Completion Program—which offers both online and traditional classroom delivery options.

She never imagined that during her time in the program, both her son and her father would undergo treatment for cancer. Smith was blown away by the support she received from both professors and students during the most challenging season of her life.

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