- Jenelle Rouse made history in 2020 when she became the first Black deaf person to receive a doctoral degree in Canada
- She overcame her inadequacies, shattered a glass ceiling, and paved a path for others, especially girls with a dream similar to hers
- Rouse is an educator at a bilingual school for the deaf in Ontario and an advocate for the broader acquisition of sign language
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When Jenelle Rouse became the first Black deaf person to receive a doctoral degree in Canada, she smashed a glass ceiling and paved a path for others.
In 2022, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, inking her name in the country's history books.
Before the achievement, Rouse had completed the Deaf and Hard Hearing Teacher Education Program at York University in Canada in 2008.
The milestone followed her Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics in Education from the University of Western Ontario in 2016.
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Per Black News, Rouse has been an educator at a bilingual school for the deaf in Ontario. That is not all; she works as a Canadian applied linguistics researcher and a body-movement dance artist.
Blind Lady Becomes First Person to Graduate with Accounting Degree from PSU
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported that Sam Biyazin graduated with an Accounting degree from Portland State University, PSU, in 2018, becoming the first blind student to attain the feat in the establishment.
The Ethiopian-born inspired many with her pioneering achievement as she paved the path for people like herself and abled students alike.
Originally, Biyazin was not born blind, but an accident left her visually impaired at age four, according to Devon Haskins of KGW News.
Ghanaian Lady Graduates as Valedictorian from UG
Also, YEN.com.gh reported that a brilliant Ghanaian lady with named Christine Selikem Lassey graduated from the University of Ghana as the Valedictorian with a finishing grade of 3.75.
After completing Accra Girls Senior High School in 2017, Christine gained admission to the University of Ghana, Legon where she pursued a bachelor's degree in Law majoring in International Law and Legal studies.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on her LinkedIn profile, the gorgeous young lady said she bagged three honour awards as well.
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