Igoni Igoni

First-generation college student Igoni Igoni immigrated to the United States from Nigeria. Igoni drove his cab at least 60 hours each week to pay the bills while focusing on his goal – getting a college degree in community engagement and education and being a role model for his two young children.

“My dream job is to get into the Department of Education, work my way up, and see how I can help contribute to policy in a way that will enhance education in the state of Wisconsin and around the globe,” Igoni said.

Igoni was one of three graduates honored during UWM’s December 2015 commencement ceremony at which more than 2,300 students received diplomas. Combined with those who graduated in May, the total number of degrees awarded to the class of 2015 exceeds 4,800.

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