Just like many of us, Stephanie Brown, a Medical Coding Major from West Valley City, was incredibly hesitant to start college.
“I didn’t do so well in high school.” Stephanie says, “I wasn’t sure if I would be able to handle college. Also, dealing with mental illness, my confidence was very little.”
After being urged by her children, Stephanie made an appointment with a college counselor to voice her concerns. Next thing she knew, she was signed up for the Winter Semester and getting ready to go back to school!
Stephanie is a single mother of four children, and upon coming to college she was awarded a scholarship to help her pay for her education. This scholarship helped her to have the security she needed to embark on her journey of pursuing higher education.
Stephanie says that her hope in returning to school is to show other students that physical and mental insecurities shouldn’t hold you back.
“My hope was to show my daughters that they could be independent and not rely on someone else.” Stephanie says. “My daughters tell me that they see I am strong. I share my story so I can encourage other women to go for their desires, no matter what life may throw at you.”
Stephanie truly is an inspiration to her children, her fellow classmates, and women all over the world.