Graduating senior Alyssa Rodriguez is thankful for her grandparents' support

Even as a young child, Alyssa Rodriguez was always interested in going to college. But her grandparents, who raised her, had never gone so they wanted to make sure she was doing things that would help her succeed in school. They both passed away before she finished high school, which made things more difficult for Rodriguez to focus on her education. But she stayed committed, earning her way to Iowa State where she studied human development and family studies. Now as she's preparing to graduate, Rodriguez is thinking about the opportunity her grandparents gave her, and the pride they would have for her.