Class of 2017: Sisterhood Sees These First-Generation Students to Graduation

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 00:00 -- mes3xg

Shontell and Tonyette White, 22 and 26 respectively, will walk the Lawn Sunday as part of the Class of 2017. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)Four years – and little else – separate these two sisters. This Sunday, Tonyette White will pass the baton to her younger sister, Shontell, when they both walk the Lawn as graduates of the University of Virginia. The elder sister is earning a Master of Education degree in counselor education from the Curry School of Education. Shontell will enter that program in August; for now, she is earning a B.A. in sociology from the College of Arts & Sciences and a B.S. in education, youth and social innovation from the Curry School. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Jane Kelly)