When Craig Johnson, ’12, walked across the stage May 5, 2012 to receive his degree, he wasn’t just Corban’s Distinguished Graduate, he challenged conventional thinking.
In her Jan. 2 column called “Forward This,” Statesman Journal reporter Capi Lynn listed Johnson as one of 2012’s most memorable people.
In the column she wrote:
“And the one about Craig Johnson, the Corban University student who was honored as the 2012 Distinguished Graduate, singled out from a class of 144 undergraduates. Johnson overcame the challenges of having Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder often characterized by significant difficulties with social interaction and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests, to graduate. His mom was right when she said Craig gives hope to all parents of autistic children, and I can attest to that. My son is autistic.”
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