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UM senior overcomes car wreck, graduates with MBA

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UM senior overcomes car wreck, graduates with MBA

UM senior overcomes car wreck, graduates with MBA

Saturday marks the day that more than 3,000 students are looking forward to.

The University of Montana will hold its commencement ceremony in Washington-Grizzly Stadium at 10 a.m.

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UM senior overcomes car wreck, graduates with MBA

For graduates... tomorrow marks a day some students thought... may never happen.

Nbc montana's caryn foehringer sat down with graduate charles archambault.

He's about to receive his masters of business administration.

He says the road to get where he's is today ... wasn't an easy one ... but it was the most rewarding.

It's graduation season .... the birds are singing and so are graduates ... because school is done.

Among the students is charles archambault.

Standup: charles is one of 56 people graduating with their mba.

The degree requires 32 credits which is usually done over the course of four semesters, but charles was able to complete his in three.

But reaching graduation day wouldn't have been a possibility... if he didn't survive a car wreck in 2006 that paralyzed him from the waste down.

"i mean even if you start down the wrong path - you can get right back on the right path and try to get educated and what not because i definitely went down all the wrong paths before i figured out this is what i needed to do."

He credits his girlfriend and 5 year old daughter for turning his life around.

Once graduated ... charles wants to take his work back home.

"i've always wanted to use my education to go back to my community browning - blackfeet reservation and give back someway and create a positive contribution."

He already has some plans drawn up for a few business he wants to start.

By doing that ... he says it will help supply more jobs and opportunities for people on the blackfeet reservation.

"i am so excited i can not wait!"

For now ... charles says looking back to where he was and is now ... he wouldn't change a thing.

"just from becoming paralyzed and going back to school ... it's been a huge journey.

It's been exciting, its been sad, its been all of




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