Commencement Especially Meaningful for Some St. Scholastica Grads

May 09, 2015 09:22 PM

More than 860 St. Scholastica students received their diplomas Saturday, but for two students, the day was especially meaningful. 

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22-year old Carl Fils-Aime grew up in Haiti. Five years ago, he was inside his home when a massive earthquake tore through his town and destroyed his home. After the earthquake he was able to move to the Twin Cities to finish high school and from there went to St. Scholastica. 

Fils-Aime earned his Bachelor's degree in computer science, and said he was grateful to have attended St. Scholastica.

"Being around good people, being in an environment where you feel love and just like experience something new and just having a good time and learning new stuff and learning about other kids' cultures," Carl said. 

Judy Mutie Timothy received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree Saturday. She is from Kenya and is anxious to use her education to help under-served populations access preventative health care. 

"Growing up I've been very passionate about health and seeing the health disparities in Kenya, and I felt somewhat obligated to make a difference in people's lives," Mutie Timothy said.

Seventy-two graduates earned their Doctoral degrees Tuesday, 580 received their Bachelor's degree while 210 were awarded their Masters. 


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