Ashti Dawson ‘17
Hometown: Los Molinos, California
Future Plans: Earn a master’s degree
It has always been Ashti Dawson’s goal to earn a bachelor’s degree, but being a member of the Army National Guard and a single mother has always come first. Now, 14 years after she took her first college class, she’s one semester away from earning her degree in psychology at the University of Illinois Springfield. She served 15 years in the Army National Guard, before retiring from the military in 2014. At UIS, she’s leading the newly formed Military & Veterans Club as president. Her goal is to make it easier for veterans to transfer to UIS. She is also part of the Student Veterans Affairs Committee. Dawson is currently completing a work study program at the Sangamon County Veterans Assistance Commission. Following graduation from UIS, she wants to continue her education and earn a master’s degree in human services.
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Posted on January 10, 2017