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North Texas family takes higher education to a new level


The following story ran on the May 19, 2013, broadcast of WFAA-TV in Dallas. SMU alumna Rosa Essaw graduated from SMU on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

May 20, 2013

By Jason Wheeler

UNIVERSITY PARK — At an SMU commencement ceremony this weekend, Roza Essaw looked and sounded like a typical graduate.
"I just graduated. It’s exciting! It’s a wonderful feeling!" she said.
But her story is pretty remarkable. Essaw picked up bachelor’s degrees in political science, human rights and communications.
Three degrees. That’s impressive on its own. But it’s just half the story, as told by the announcer on the graduation stage.
"Her mother and father are both graduating with MBAs from Amberton University, and her sister is graduating today with a BS in nursing from Midwestern State University."
One family. Six degrees. In one week.
Higher education is clearly a family affair in Essaw's household....


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