Being accepted at California State University, Northridge was one of the proudest moments of Patrick Johnson’s life. It wasn’t until he nearly lost his financial aid freshman year that he realized staying in school and graduating is the real goal.
A fifth-year senior double-majoring in sociology and Africana Studies, Patrick Johnson is president of the Kappa Alpha chapter, Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, and a past board member of the Black Student Union. Last summer he worked as an intern at Brown University, and his GPA has earned him dean’s list status. With those achievements on his resume, you might never guess that he almost didn’t make it past his first semester at California State University, Northridge.
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