MSW student’s personal mission turns communal
by Claudia Bustamante
For Shawn Cervantes, going back to school began as a personal desire to help her family, but it has since grown into a drive to change her community.
An Army wife for 25 years, Cervantes’ main role was caring for her three children during her husband’s multiple deployments. It was his last deployment in 2005 — when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device — that led her back into the classroom.
“When he came home, he wasn’t interested in getting any type of care. He was an old Army soldier,” she said.
Eventually they separated, but with her […]