Tragedy Turned Triumph: TSU Alum Highlight Gatbel Chamjock

Success in Colorado enables Sudanese refugee to help his homeland

Updated:   04/23/2012 07:32:35 AM MDT

 As a teenager in war-torn Sudan, Gatbel Chamjock had nothing: no family, no home, no money and, too often, no food. Today, he works as a physician’s assistant for the Colorado Department of Corrections in Sterling, blessed with a wife and two children.

He came to the U.S. in 1995, seeking asylum. He worked as a waiter, applied for scholarships and enrolled at Tennessee State University,where he graduated with a degree in biology in 2001.

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