Graduation Announcement: Lonnie L. Lucas

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Courtesy of the Family

Lonnie L. Lucas is a native Californian. She grew up in a large and happy family in the neighborhood of Valencia Park in San Diego. After graduation from Gompers Secondary School, she joined the United States Army. During her time in the Service, she was stationed all over the country and in Asia. She is also a veteran of the Iraq conflict. After her honorable discharge from the Service Lonnie started her tertiary studies at San Diego’s City and Mesa Colleges. She served as a vice president of Phi Theta Kappa, an International Honor Society which recognizes academic excellence for two-year colleges. She graduated from Mesa College with honors.  She has been accepted into the University of California, Berkeley  as a rising junior majoring in English Literature. Lonnie has a lifelong love of reading and writing from her childhood.

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Growing up in a sizable boisterous family reading was peaceful a refuge and wonderful education. She has always written creative fiction, non-fiction and poetry. It is her goal to one day to be a published novelist and poet. She is currently addicted to the paranormal urban fiction of Laura K. Hamilton, Charlene Harris, Gregory Maguire and the late L.A. Banks. Lonnie likes the advantage of southern California’s incredible weather with a fondness for hiking our beaches, mountains trails and parks. She has a penchant of spending time with close friends and family consuming hot tea, chocolate –walnut cookies while watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones on HBO. Lonnie plans to combine her academic interests in English Literature with the study of French to complete her Bachelor’s degree. Ultimately, she aims to go on to Law School for a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in International Law. Her ambition is to practice public interest law for the benefit of her community and country. She would like to focus on issues concerning women, ethnic minorities, veterans and traditionally underserved client constituencies.

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