The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Ashford

May 3, 2014

Excellent grad ready to 'celebrate'

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CLINTON —

Larry Libberton, communications director of the Clinton campus, said many have observed Ramsey excel through her years.

“She’s been a great representative for the university,” he said.

Neither of Ramsey’s parents obtained college degrees, and she’s the oldest and first child in her family to graduate. It makes receiving the diploma so meaningful.

“I’ve seen the struggles someone has to go through of not receiving a college education,” Ramsey said. “(My family) is very proud of me. I think they’re most proud of the impact I’ve made on campus and the opportunities I’ve had.”

Following graduation, she will continue to work for Ashford with goals to eventually obtain a Master’s degree.

While she didn’t play sports, and changed her major, Ramsey entered campus with a mindset to make the most of the experience. Libberton said Ramsey impacted her life and other students in positive ways, adding faculty have praised the student’s drive to succeed.

Today’s events conclude at 3:30 p.m. with bus shuttles to and from campus running until 6 p.m. On Sunday, two commencement ceremonies will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Graduation is open to the public.

Brenden West can be contacted at brendenwest@clintonherald.com.

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