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College of Education Student Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Meagan Sims, a doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary Leadership program at Governors State University, was recently featured as a Comcast Newsmaker for her work with at-risk mothers.

Once a foster child, Sims was adopted by her great grandmother at age 11. She went on to serve her country in the U.S. Army and today is Manager of the Adolescent Girls Unit of Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness’ Interim Care Center.

Sims's goal is to boost college graduation rates among this group, despite sometimes overwhelming circumstances.

Her message: "You can use what happened to you as a stepping stone or a crutch."

Listen to the full interview here.