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A Life Changed by Learned Resourcefulness

Ashlyn Grotegut

June 23, 2023

This College of Education doctoral graduate had to overcome the topic of her dissertation to complete it. She hopes her research also will empower others.

Life isn't always sunshine and roses.

From her ever-present smile, one would likely have no idea this outlook is crucial in Stephanie Millett's life. She genuinely enjoys her roles she has earned as a writer, a doting grandmother and a spring 2023 Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction graduate from the College of Education at Texas Tech University. 

But before Millett could complete her dissertation, she had to overcome its topic: writing apprehension, an actual fear and anxiety that prevents writing. 

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