084-SJU-Haub-Graduation-2016 copy“I want to be a role model to my children. I want to show them that no matter where you are in life, no matter what you face, you can change your circumstances.”

The passion of the Maguires and the message of the Jesuits brought Toni Johnson ’16 (EMBA) to SJU. On top of juggling the demands of work, family and the rigorous EMBA curriculum, Toni struggled with serious health issues, including an ongoing battle with Lupus, throughout the year, but pushed past all of the challenges to complete her degree on time. A single mother of six (four of which still live at home), Toni works for Philabundance as a chef in a 200 bed woman and children’s shelter, and as a counselor with Resources for Human Development. She hopes to pursue a career in human resources or a Ph.D. in psychology. To read more of Toni’s story, click here.

Bonus quote:  “SJU has opened up a world of opportunities for me so I can find the right match for my professional and personal goals,” says Johnson.

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