Michelle E. Blackshear

My life experiences have taught me never to give up, but to embrace being a lifelong learner.

Many obstacles have crossed Michelle’s path on her 25-year journey to higher education.

At the age of 22, Michelle was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and was not able to finish her education. Ten years later she was diagnosed with Leukemia, and seven years later breast cancer. Despite all of her hardship, she dreams of becoming a teacher. After graduating with honors from junior college she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a master’s in higher education. Michelle is a generous and caring volunteer and is active in several church, community and school groups.

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