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Allen University graduating senior Michelle Hill knows all too well about fighting. As a young girl growing up in Detroit, Michigan, the biology major says she had many physical confrontations in school. “I used to get in trouble a lot because I would get in fights at school,” said Hill, who claimed that the Motor City was often a tough environment. When her father, who lived nearly 600 miles away in Atlanta, Georgia, offered her the opportunity to live with him, Hill took a chance on herself and left Michigan. “I knew I had to do something differently if I wanted a better life,” Hill said. Hill says she flourished in Atlanta, joining several clubs and even played on her high school’s basketball team. When it was time for her to select a college, Allen University would become her first choice. She visited the campus during the university’s Open House. “When I came to Open...

When Marielle Robinson walks across the stage to accept her Bachelor of  Arts degree in social science with a concentration in human services, the 36-year old says all her sacrifices and her sheer will to never give up will all be worth it. Robinson will be among the more than 60 graduates who will receive a bachelor’s degree at  Allen University’s spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11. When reflecting on her collegiate journey, the resident of West Columbia said, “It wasn’t easy when I started.” And understandably so. Nearly 15 years had passed from the time Robinson received her high school diploma from Myrtle Beach High School in 2000 and enrolled in Allen. Over the course of that time period, Robinson started a family, raising three children as a single mother and working full-time as a school bus driver for five years.  Then  in 2012, she began working as...