Defying the odds: Andee Poulos overcomes severe brain injury to graduate with honors

Andee Poulos suffered a severe stroke at the age of 14, with a 5 percent chance of survival. Despite the odds, she graduated from the College of HRSM in May 2022 with a B.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management.

During her time at South Carolina, she was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and repeat recipient of the Dean’s and President’s Lists. She also gave back through the organization her family and friends created, Andee’s Army.

“I have to give glory to God for helping me,” she says. “I did way more than I thought I could do. I was always raised where I had to put in the effort if I wanted to get better at something. And I guess that’s what’s helped drive me to get to where I am.”

Read the full story, written by Allen Wallace, on the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management website.

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