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Fontbonne Family Featured in St. Louis Review

Jan Johnson '08, office manager in the department of communication disorders and deaf education, and her four daughters were featured in the May 27, 2011, issue of the St. Louis Review. The Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Written by reporter Joe Kenny, the article details the family’s strong belief in education and their place in the Fontbonne community.

"The Johnson family takes education seriously. It's what they somewhat jokingly refer to as a 'rags to diploma story.'

Fontbonne University has played an important role along the way. On May 21, three of the Johnson siblings received degrees at the university's commencement. Another sibling has taught at Fontbonne, and their mom, who received a master's degree there last year, is a longtime staff member.

Read the full article.

PHOTO: (L-R) Jan Johnson, Valorie Johnson, Jennifer Moore, Danielle Johnson and Patricia Bagsby.