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Congratulations Graduates – Spotlight on Patsy

Photo of Patsy as she shines bright as a college graduate.
Patsy shines bright as a college graduate.

Congratulations to Patsy who graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Science in Law and Justice Studies with a 3.98 GPA!

Patsy came to our Anchorage Transitional Living Housing Program during her senior year at Ewing High School.  Anchorage is a safe and welcoming place for young people as they transition to independence.

Anchorage offers housing in a home-like environment with a built in community of staff and peers.  Services include counseling, access to medical care, life skills, referrals and assistance in reaching educational or employment goals.

“Without help from Anchor House, among many others, I would never have got to where I am today. People speak of known heroes and success stories but the real heroes are those who are not spoken of. Those who help others and believe in them even when they don’t believe in themselves,” said Patsy.

“Anchorage is an anchor where those unsung heroes can help guide those to the shores of paradise,” she continued.

Staff at Anchor House supported Patsy through each step of the college application process.  They encouraged her to not to limit her goals and provided access to resources.

Photo of Patsy as she receives her diploma at Rowan University.
Patsy receives her diploma at Rowan University.

At Rowan, Patsy received the James Lynch Courage in Adversity University Medallion Award and was a member of the national criminal justice honor society.  She is currently Vice President for the Glassboro Board of Public Health, a certified notary, certified paralegal and a paraprofessional for Kelly Services.

Patsy is a proud recipient of the Cory Golis Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Anchor House Foundation.

We know the future is bright for Patsy and congratulate her and all the graduates this season!

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