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Episode 44: Mom Goes Back to College, at 1980s Tuition

“Now it’s my turn.”

Joy Wildes

Lipscomb University

In this episode, we hear from Joy Wildes (right), a 43-year-old student at Lipscomb University, in Nashville. Through its Turn Back Tuition program, she is paying the same rate as when she first enrolled in college, in 1987. And now she is at the Christian institution with her daughter Sara (left).

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Episode 42: A Swimmer Captures Paralympic Silver in London

Anna Eames“Everyone can learn a lesson in judging people by what they see.”

Anna Eames

Gustavus Adolphus College

In this episode, we hear from Anna Eames, a senior at Gustavus Adolphus College. Ms. Eames—who was born with fibular hemimelia, a leg-length discrepancy—has competed in the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics, winning medals in each. She describes the feeling that came with standing on a podium while the national anthem played in her honor.

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