Back to school, pursuing a dream

Laura Warren

(Photo by B.A. Rupert)

In 2005, metallurgical engineering major Laura Warren was riding in a vehicle that got hit by a train. The driver, her friend’s father, was killed in the accident.

Warren spent two years in hospitals with life-threatening injuries, then underwent years of intense physical and speech therapy. This fall, she walked back into the classroom to achieve her goal — earning a degree from S&T.

Warren was a senior when the accident happened. She had already completed an internship with U.S. Steel and was looking forward to graduating and landing a job. It took a while, but now she’s back in class and expects to graduate soon. She says her mom and dad were her biggest supporters during her recovery.
“They knew going back to school was important to me and wanted me to be happy and to follow my dreams,” Warren says.

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