Sport and exercise psychology student Alyxis Harper started her freshman year
at WVU in August 2013 and had to overcome a significant challenge to complete her
degree. Harper was scheduled to graduate in June 2017, however, a life-changing
event in her first year forced Harper to reevaluate her plans, including the possibility
of deciding to drop out of school.
Harper became pregnant during her second semester and refused any option other than
to have and keep her baby. “Having a baby could have changed my college career
and my ability to complete college at all, however, when I was faced with this
challenge, my parents came to my rescue and agreed to take care of my baby so I
could complete college,” Harper explained.