Doreen Sparrow Graduates After 18-Year Hiatus



Twenty-nine years ago, Doreen Sparrow began her journey to become an engineer and enrolled as a freshman at Rutgers. Her experience in college, however, turned out to be anything but typical. She left school three times – to get married and have children. "It's been a long road," says Doreen, who has six children ranging in age from 14 to 26. When she finally receives her degree from the School of Engineering on Sunday (Mother's Day), Doreen will not only reach a goal that took her nearly three decades to achieve, but she will also see her youngest son, Khalif Hall, earn his bachelor's degree from Rutgers’ School of Arts and Sciences in criminal justice.

Read Doreen's inspiring story at   Rutgers Today