Shannon Davis dropped out of college at age 20 due to severe health problems. Almost two decades later, she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, wondering if she’d have the physical strength to navigate campus.
Davis rose to the occasion by excelling in her classes and earning admission to the UW–Madison School of Social Work. This spring, she’s proud to be a student keynote speaker for the school’s graduate recognition ceremony.
Davis will be awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award for continuing her education in the face of extreme challenges, and Davis and other recipients will be honored at a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 26 at Varsity Hall in UW–Madison’s Union South. She will receive a $1,000 award.