Rutgers at Raritan Valley Community College
Rutgers Student Returns to College and Overcomes Adversity to Graduate
Often students will interrupt their college careers to take a break, make some money, or have a baby.
Myrna Bonin did all three. After leaving Rutgers as a freshman in 1977, Bonin plunged into a new career in health care. She spent more than 20 years as a paramedic. She raised a son. She had a whole life. But something was missing. So she went back to school.
First, Bonin got her associate’s degree at Brookdale Community College. Then, in 2019, she continued her studies through Rutgers Statewide at Brookdale. She just graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies.
"If I can do it, anyone can do it. And for women especially, I think it's important to know that. It's never too late. If there's a problem, look for the solution."