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Working for the next generation

October 28, 2013

College can be daunting for any student, and even more so when that student is a first-generation college student and a single mother. But Latwanna Singleton was motivated to succeed for her daughter Alanna, and along the way, she found new meaning for the word family.

“Graduating college as a single mother was much harder than I anticipated,” said Singleton, who celebrated earning her degree in May, 2013. “Freshman year I received straight As, and I wanted to keep it going. I knew that my competition in the job market were students who did not carry my responsibilities, and I wanted to make sure I kept my grades up.”

While she is clearly a person driven to succeed, Latwanna discovered a wealth of support from within the Walker College of Business.

“My Appalachian Family supported me and helped push me through on those days I was not sure I was going to make it,” says Latwanna. “They encouraged me and believed in me. They made me feel like a part of their own families.”