A determined Ellen Sautner wouldn't let anything come between her and a college degree. Not the responsibility of being the sole provider for her four children, not Hurricane Sandy driving her from her home and not even melanoma.
A Reformed User, Now 16 Years Sober and Receiving Her Master's Degree, Shows the Road to Graduation Can be Long
By earning a master's in social work, 58-year-old Antoinette Miller is overcoming remarkable odds and numerous obstacles, including homelessness, violence and an addiction to drugs and alcohol. At graduation she will receive Touro's Tikkun Olam Award.