Between studying for her Masters, being a wife, raising kids, checking homework, attending after school activities, church functions, cooking and other household duties and so and so on…......... LaTonya Nash, mother of 5, has done it again!!!
The best Mother’s Day present she gave “her” mother in May 2006 was a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Illinois State University. LaTonya is a hard worker and has high standards. This Mother’s Day she will have earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Illinois State University. Because she was a mom at age 16, it put her in the statistics that she wouldn’t graduate from high school, but she did. For the past seven years, 31-year old LaTonya commuted to classes everyday while she and her husband, Christopher Nash raised their four sons age 14, 13, 11 & 7 and a daughter age 3.
She had a desire to help families in need and her personal goal to get her degree put her back in college after her fourth child was born in 2001. LaTonya once said, “I always went back to social work, I believe that’s where God wants me to be. I need to help people.” She’s had to overcome many obstacles to get where she is and we’re proud of her and that’s why we (her family) is nominating her for a special award to pamper herself.