Ameena Yusuf, who graduated from Salam School, celebrated after a long journey to graduation. A story about her was broadcasted on Fox 6 News. She graduated Sunday, December 17th alongside other University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee classmates during the commencement ceremony. Yusuf graduated with more than 2,000 UWM students.
Ameena Yusuf was one of three students recognized during the ceremony. She was recognized for earning a degree in global studies, and also, for overcoming a devasting loss early in her college career. During her sophmore year, her father, who had moved from Nigeria to Milwaukee was diagnosed with cancer and one year later passed away. Ameena Yusuf pushed through her education, while being supported by her mother, brother and sisters who live Milwaukee.
There were a number of other former Salam School students who graduated this Fall semester. Congratulations to all the graduates and may Allah (swt) grant you all much success!
To read more about Ameena’s experience, view this Fox 6 News Article.