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After a string of family tragedies, Karen made the decision to move on with her life and to invest in herself. "I had the option," she recalls, "to wallow in the pain or choose to do something positive about it."

When her daughter attained her college degree, it made it more important than ever for Karen to do so herself--as she had always intended. Finding Simmons was a breakthrough; she realized the Dix Scholars program could offer her a true college experience.