Surviving the LA streets to graduate FPU master’s program

Rick Montanez (KFSN) | May 20, 2014

FRESNO, Calif.– From the streets of Los Angeles to Central Valley classrooms, a recent master’s degree graduate is now sharing how education saved him from a life of gang crime and violence.

After two years of commuting back and forth from L.A. to Fresno several times a week for class. Trevor Brackett is now ready to counsel students toward getting their own diplomas.

Trevor Brackett’s embrace with Fresno Pacific University President, Pete Menjares, took the crowd by surprise at his graduation ceremony on May 10. But, he has good reason to celebrate.

“Fresno Pacific has just been tremendous for me, to be honest with you,” Brackett said. “It definitely transformed my life.”

Brackett admits if not for his education, by now, he’d likely be the victim of gang violence, and possibly dead.

Read more at: http://abc30.com/education/surviving-the-la-streets-to-graduate-fpu-masters-program/70820/

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