AUM student leaves wheelchair, walks across stage at graduation

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Graduation day will be special in more ways than one for Logan Pricket. Pricket graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery with a degree in psychology but it's the way he received his diploma that left the crowd in positive awe.

When Logan was a young teenager, he had a reaction to a medical procedure that nearly left him completely blind, he had significant mobility defects, and he had a voice that could not exceed a whisper.

He'd spent his time at AUM by getting around in a wheelchair, and tried to help figure out how to "make mathematics education more accessible to other challenged learners."

But Saturday Logan, with the help of leg braces and a walker, walked across the stage and received his diploma.

"Logan represents the resilience, heart and dedication we see in all of our students, and we are proud of the work he has done during his undergraduate studies at Auburn University at Montgomery," said AUM Chancellor Dr. Carl A. Stockton.

Upon receiving his diploma, Logan was given a standing ovation as the crowd applauded his accomplishment.

Logan is a native of Ohatchee, near Anniston, Alabama.

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