Here's a story from: St Louis, MO (US)
Added: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
After being widowed with 5 children (the youngest was 6 weeks old) at age 32, I enrolled in the nursing program at St. Louis Community College at Meramec. It changed my life. At the time, I had little money and no education beyond high school from 15 years earlier. I went on to receive baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees, served as nursing faculty at UMSL and the University of Minnesota to become dean of nursing at the University of Kansas. Then, after serving as president of the world's largest nursing organization, I became a full-time writer of books for nurses (one being released in its 8th edition) and mystery fiction (the latest is Cover Her Body, A Singular Village Mystery). I owe my career to St. Louis Community College.
-- Eleanor Sullivan attended in the 1960's