Lucy’s path to nursing was unconventional to say the least. She had a successful career as a graphic designer in her home country of Nigeria, where she met her husband. After moving to the US, she worked as a freelance designer for the Cancer Research Institute. Hearing patients’ stories and seeing the impact of the nursing staff, made a huge impression on her. She was reminded of her late father and how his death could have been avoided had he had access to quality healthcare.
A new mother, she enrolled in Lehman College’s Nursing program. Learning an entirely new skill set while working and raising a family was not easy. Nevertheless, Lucy knew that succeeding would not only provide personal fulfillment, but also inspire her daughter to dream big.
The St. George’s Society Scholarship could not have come at a more opportune time. Having discovered that she was pregnant with her second child, she knew that her family would have to soon survive on an even more limited budget.
She welcomed the newest addition to her family this August and looks forward to completing her degree in 2020.