A stroke paralyzed the right side of her bod three years ago but that did not stop her from getting her PHD.
On Thursday, Urmi Basu walked across the stage with her peers and it marked exactly three years since her stroke. Thanks to extensive rehab, she can now talk and walk without a cane.
"The opportunity they have given me is beyond my imaginaton," she said.
She received the highest honor graduate students and UNC can get: "The graduate student of distinction."