Bucolic Putney, Vermont was the scene of an emotional graduation at Landmark
College. Amidst the rolling lawns of the campus, over 50 young people who never
thought they would receive a college degree, came up to the podium to be
honored one by one and to share a few thoughts with hundreds of parents, family
members, faculty and friends.
Each related how they had suffered from low self-esteem and never thought they
could do college level work. Many spoke of debts of gratitude to outstanding
professors and one student insisted that an advisor share the podium when he
received his degree.