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Erin Wagner | Mom, wife, college grad

Erin already had a lot on her plate, and so she entered college knowing it would be tough. However, she knew it was what she needed to do for her family.

"I was very fortunate to have parents who said, 'You've got some choices to make. You can have a hard two years or you can have a hard life. It's all about choices.'"

With the support of her family, she took three classes each term while continuing to work full-time. She and her husband worked different shifts.

With four children - two of them are under the age of five, Erin says that she never had a single assignment or test that was harder than her decision to walk in and say, "I want to do this."