United Keetoowah Band woman to graduate from Haskell

Colene Wagnon, a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, will be the first in her family to graduate from college.

Wagnon, a mother of three, earned an associate’s degree from Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. She put herself through school with a tribal scholarship and by working at Haskell's mail center.

“I just thought about that degree,” Wagnon told The Lawrence Journal World. “I really strive to show that it can be done.”

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Haskell student and mother of 3 soon to become first in family to graduate from college (The Lawrence Journal-World 5/11)

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