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Donna Smith’s Shelton Statement is about perseverance. A single mom, Donna discovered she had coronary artery disease while pursuing her future in the Practical Nursing program Shelton State. Following open heart surgery she was forced to temporarily drop out of the program and lost her home in a fire while recovering. These challenges could have discouraged Donna, but instead, she graduated. Her instructors took a personal interest in her and inspired her to complete her degree.

Donna Smith made her Shelton Statement. Begin yours today.

Jheovanny Gomez is proud to make his Shelton Statement. A graduate of Shelton State with a degree in Business Administration, he was once a waiter who dreamed to own his own business. With English as his second language, the instructors at Shelton State were caring and focused on helping him understand and succeed. In 2003, his dream was realized when he opened the first Jalapeno’s Restaurant in downtown Tuscaloosa. Jheovanny currently serves on the Shelton State Foundation Board.

Jheovanny Gomez made his Shelton Statement. Begin yours today.