Call it an early Mother's Day gift!

On Friday, May 7, a 7-months-pregnant Margaret Rios crossed Concordia University Wisconsin’s commencement stage to mark the completion of her Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

It was nearly eight years ago, just a semester into her undergraduate experience, that Rios unexpectedly learned she was pregnant with her first child. For the next several years she juggled jobs, classes, school work, and life as a single mom, all in an effort to provide a better life for herself and her kids.

Now she’s married with two kids, a third on the way, and a bright future as a pharmacist ahead of her.

CUW Pharmacy

In the media

Fox6, TMJ4, and Telemundo (a sister station of CBS58) came to Concordia on Friday, during the second of three graduate commencement ceremonies, to capture Margaret’s story. See their coverage below.

TMJ4—’I can do anything’: 26-year-old mother graduates with doctor of pharmacy at Concordia University

Fox6—Spring graduation extra special for Concordia pharmacy grad

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