Sharena Jasper '14 (A&S)
I began UC in 1992. As a single mother, as much as I wanted to complete school, after completing my associate degree, I decided to suspend my enrollment to raise my son. My son completed his college degree in 2012. I returned to UC in 2012 because I received a promotion at my job. The condition was to return to school. Unfortunately, after I received my courses, I was told I could not receive the promotion because I did not have a bachelor's degree. Angry and upset, I promised myself this would not happen again. I had a vision. I was walking the stage and obtaining my degree. I am elated I kept this promise to myself. That's what makes me Cincinnati Smart!