Obstacles don't deter student

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
  • Craig Johnson was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Graduate Award during commencement on May 5.


When Craig Johnson turned in his final paper this past week to Corban University psychology professor Laurie Smith, he made eye contact and gave her a high five.

“This,” Smith said, “from a young man who couldn’t look me in the eye four years ago.”

It was a moment of celebration for both. Johnson had just fulfilled his last requirement for graduation. Smith had just witnessed the culmination of a remarkable journey.

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