The road toward a degree differs for each and every student. Hardships, adversity and life in general often get in the way of achieving your goals. But it’s one’s perseverance that defines your ultimate success. For FNU Graduate Javier Colon, his perseverance literally knew no bounds. Having spent 12 years serving his country in the military, Javier enrolled at Florida National University in 2012. Since then Javier has earned his Associate, Bachelor’s in Business and just this Spring his MBA with a concentration in Finance.

Being strictly an Online student, Javier took his education around the globe. Sometimes even completing his assignments onboard a military submarine in the middle of the ocean. Javier is the definition of determination and grit.

Continue making us and your country proud, Javier.