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Triumph after trauma: SFA graduate student receives diploma after car accident delays graduation

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Just one year and a day after the traumatic car accident that resulted in the amputation of Marissa Rotenberry’s right arm, she recently walked the stage at Johnson Coliseum and received her diploma for a master’s in statistics.


During her extended hospitalization following the accident, she had a singular focus pushing her through recovery – finishing her degree.