Monday, May 17, 2010

UIS graduate giving back

It's a dream come true for Marcus Taylor.

"I'm so happy about this. This has defiantly been a journey," said Taylor.

Taylor sat in style in his cap and gown surrounded by hundreds of classmates at Saturday's UIS graduation ceremony. The business major credits the community for this milestone.

"My family moved here from Buffalo, New York, because that's where I was born. My mom came here and we needed to use some of the services at Contact Ministries," said Taylor.

At a young age Taylor was living at Contact Ministries, an emergency homeless shelter for area mothers and children. In college, when it was time to intern somewhere Taylor decided to give back to the organization that helped him.

Taylor's story was featured by WICS-TV 20 in a report that aired on May 15, 2010.

Watch the story on News Channel 20's website