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Overcoming Addiction, Rutgers Statewide Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude
In her early 30s, Gina Harvell regularly got high at Atlantic City’s Brown Park, across from Atlantic Cape Community College. “I’d see young people coming and going and think, I want to go to school,” the mother of three said.
More than two decades later, after a long road of addiction, imprisonment, cancer, homelessness, and loss, the 54-year-old earned her associate degree from Atlantic Cape Community College and Bachelor of Science degree in social work, with a minor in drug and alcohol counseling, through Rutgers Statewide.
“I wanted to prove I could do it, and I did,” said Harvell, who maintained a 3.95-grade point average. Building on her degree, Harvell is pursuing a Master's Degree in Social Work to help people overcome struggles as she did. Harvell is living proof it can be done.