Once-Homeless Miami Man Earns Master’s Degree

After several arrests, drug addiction and being homeless, a Miami man has overcome the odds to graduate from FIU with a Master’s degree in social work.

Out of thousands of graduates, only one — 50-year-old Aaron Alvin Sr. — got a standing ovation at Tuesday night’s graduation ceremony.

“I wanted to make sure I was in a position to help people and so I went ahead and got my Master’s,” Alvin said. “I just continued to pursue something that was bigger and better and ended up here.”

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