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Success Ekpenyong

When Success Ekpenyong first landed in Orlando, Florida, he had only $200 in his pocket and a dream of pursuing higher education. Born and raised in Nigeria, Success found his way to USF through grit, perseverance and support from many he met along his journey. Now, as he finishes a bachelor's degree in Business Analytics & Information Systems, he's preparing to begin a master's program and launch a human capital development organization aimed at impacting communities and people around the world.

This video was originally produced and published in April 2020. The student, Success Ekpenyong, graduated from USF in 2020. 

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