It is such a thrill to see our Cabbage Patch scholars graduate college! Many of them have been part of The Cabbage Patch for years, and it’s been our honor to see their accomplishments, both big and small, that have led them on a path to success. All graduates are pictured with Mayghin Levine, Manager of Educational Opportunities, who provides ongoing support to scholars throughout their college experience.
Larome Dickerson- Graduated with a BS in Computer Science from IUS, while working full time with UPS. Thanks to a combination of his scholarship from The Cabbage Patch and the generosity of UPS, Larome has graduated debt free!
TyJuan Johnson- Graduated with a BS in Accounting from the Gatton College of Business and Economics at UK. He is taking the summer off, and intends to continue his education and sit for the CPA. You can see him speak about his Cabbage Patch experience at the 2018 Auction on September 27, where he will be the featured speaker!
Sherman Mbachu- Sherman is the son of a Nigerian immigrant. He graduated with his BS in Political Science from UK, and was commissioned on May 3rd as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. He will be stationed in North Carolina with his fiancée Timberlee and his son Xavier. Xavier was 2018’s first baby born in Lexington!
Kim Shea Nelson- Kim has been working on her degree for almost 10 years, taking a few classes at a time. She has earned a BA in sociology. Her son Greg will graduate high school next year and enter The Cabbage Patch College Scholars program!
A college degree is key to workforce readiness and a high quality of life. We are so proud of these students for all the challenges they have overcome to reach this point. Each scholar is the hero of his or her own story, with the support of The Patch and colleges like the University of Kentucky. You can support future scholars like Greg so they can follow in these incredible graduates’ footsteps. Donate today!