The slow grind of graduate school was over.
After two years of study, Coretta Greathouse of Vicksburg had finally earned her master’s degree in applied science and technology management and was looking forward to commencement ceremonies at Alcorn State University in Lorman.
But 15 days before graduation, the 47-year-old fell victim to a disabling stroke.
“I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t talk. I couldn’t do anything,” she said.