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Game Changer: Sherwaine Rhoden

Sherwaine Rhoden Named Wells Fargo UNCF Scholar

Sherwaine Rhoden

Graduating high school in three years, Sherwaine Rhoden knew early on that she needed to take charge of her learning. The youngest in her immediate family, Rhoden compared her journey in college to running the third leg of a 400-meter relay.

“The third leg is often comprised of the most inexperienced athlete on the relay team,” said Rhoden. “However, I have a responsibility to maintain the [family] legacy and put my best foot forward in everything I do.” Currently, a nursing major at UNCF-member HBCU Bethune-Cookman University, Rhoden continues the path toward greatness balancing school and being a solider in the U.S. Army Reserve.

With a strong belief in paying it forward, Rhoden hopes to create an organization that will provide resources to high school students who are interested in the nursing field.

“A few years ago, I came across a quote written by author Judy Ann Davis, which has inspired me along my journey. The quote reads, ‘The poorest of all men is not the man without a cent, but the man without a dream.’"

Source: Wells Fargo Press Release

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