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When John Barber (Statesville, N.C.) walked across the stage to receive his diploma during Gardner-Webb University’s fall commencement, it was an achievement for which he had long hoped. Barber, once homeless, survived extreme circumstances and in 2009, he enrolled in the GWU GOAL (Greater Opportunity for Adult Learners) program. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree on Dec. 16.
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Office of University Communications, "Former Homeless Man Graduated from Gardner-Webb on Dec. 16" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1521.