YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A local woman who’s been an inspiration for many will be one of the speakers at Youngstown State’s spring commencement.
Poland’s Kristin Fox, who graduated from YSU with a bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education, will be speaking during the ceremony on Saturday, May 8 at 3 p.m.
Fox had to have all four limbs amputated after complications from the flu in March 2020.
Fox taught at Eagle Heights Academy in Youngstown and Struthers Middle School before getting her principal’s license and master’s degree in Educational Administration at YSU.
She has been the assistant principal at Campbell City Schools since 2017.
While losing both of her arms and legs completely changed her life, Fox is determined not to let it define her.
She plans to continue working in education, as well as inspire others to overcome obstacles.
YSU’s in-person graduation ceremonies are happening May 7 and 8. They are open to graduates, family and friends. Tickets are not required.
Pandemic protocols, including masks and social distancing, will be enforced.
Professor of Geography Ron Shaklee and pianist Harold Danko will also be speaking during the ceremonies.