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OTC grad overcomes death, obstacles to earn degree

Kristi Christian

Kristi Christian

Kristi Christian will have plenty to be thankful when her family gathers next week for Thanksgiving – three beautiful children, a wonderful husband and a job that she enjoys.

Although Kristi’s mother, Lucille, died several years ago, she knows her mom will be at the dinner table with her and the family, too, because when her  when her mother was alive, Lucille wasand at Kristi’s side as she went through a life-changing journey.

To say that Kristi is a graduate of OTC’s dental hygiene program doesn’t do her story justice.

The Springfield woman is a perfect example of the perseverance and grit OTC students exhibit as they face and overcome countless obstacles to reach graduation and the lucrative and fulfilling jobs that come with OTC degrees.

Before she began attending OTC, Kristi’s support group was mainly her mother, Lucille.

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