Once upon a time, Nadine, a divorced mother of two sons, didn’t have a home. Now she has graduated from Rowan University and thinking about attending graduate school.
Getting to this point hasn’t been easy – she’s held as many as three jobs at a time, suffered a heart attack and watched her lifestyle take a dramatic turn when her marriage ended while she was earning her associate’s degree.
She’s had a bit of help though, including financial assistance for her course load from Rowan and a scholarship for her books from the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation.
“There were times I questioned whether I could make it,” said Nadine, of Washington Township, Gloucester County. “The scholarship was a godsend. It’s a wonderful thing. It just meant so much to me that someone would consider me and issue the money for books.”
The future is full of options for Nadine. She would like to teach college history and become an author. Ultimately, she’d like to start a non-profit organization that can help women going through what she experienced to find the assistance they need.
“It’s been one of my dreams to hopefully have a place they can turn to where I am directing them to the right place or helping them myself.”
Nadine now serves as a member of the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation Education Committee.