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At the age of 19, Shamanda Burston, a native of Shelby, N.C., couldn’t imagine completing a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. Nobody else in her family had attended college, and she was a single mother with two children. While working on an associate’s degree, she learned about GOAL—The Degree Completion Program at Gardner-Webb University.
Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Alumna’s Goal is Working to Destigmatize Mental Health Issues" (2019). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 151.