When family is everything, so is leaving a legacy. At age 11, Laurie watched her father, Bruce attend UoPX and become the first in his family to receive a college degree! As an adult, Laurie started a family and built a life for herself. Still, she felt like something was missing.
At 36, Laurie became a Phoenix, earning her bachelorʼs degree. Then, before pursuing her MBA, life happened all at once: she became a single mom of 4 and watched her father battle cancer. In 2019, Laurie lost him, but not before he got to see his daughter walk across the commencement stage. Today, Laurie isnʼt the only one carrying her fatherʼs legacy. ALL of her family members have degrees, including her mother. As for the legacy SHE wants to leave…“I just want my kids to leave the world better than when they found it.”