Graduate story: from foster care to Shocker alum
Source: WSU News
by Travis Gillespie
As a young child, Samantha Allen carried a secret fear. Though a strong student and well-behaved, she worried that she would somehow misstep and be sent home from school.
And Allen’s home was no place for a child to be.
Born into a family where drugs, alcohol, violence and abuse were the norm, Allen considered school and schoolwork to be her sanctuary, developing into something of a whiz in math and science.
Today, Allen is a graduate of Wichita State University and a bona fide mechanical engineer with a bright future, and she’s quick to give the credit for her achievement to the wisdom and love of a volunteer mom and dad. Read more…