A Graduation Story - We Are The Hancock Sisters

Individually they're Suzanne and Morgan, together, they're the Hancock sisters.

At the conclusion of the 2010-11 school year Suzanne and Morgan celebrated together as San Jose State University graduates.

Suzanne, the older by 22 months, graduated in December with a bachelor's degree in accounting, while Morgan received her degree in marketing this May.

"This is a proud moment for my sister and I along with the rest of our family," Suzanne said. "Not everyone gets to graduate from college. Graduation is a moment to be proud, and to look forward to the future."

That future looks bright for four-time Academic All-WAC honorees.

Suzanne accepted a position at PricewaterhouseCoopers which she describes as the beginning of a dream job.

Morgan is set begin a marketing internship this summer with McAfee. She has aspirations to one day be the head of marketing at HP Pavilion in San Jose.

"We are the Hancock sisters!"

"We loved being at the same school, we even lived together," Suzanne said. "We came from the same roots. We were raised the same so I love being around my sister.

As the middle siblings in a family of four children, Suzanne and Morgan look at their success in the classroom as both continuing a tradition and setting an example.

"Our older brother Ben graduated from Cal Poly in 2008 and we have a 15-year-old brother who is starting to think about college," Morgan says. "We understand that graduation is important to everyone in the family.

"Instant connection."

The Los Gatos, Calif., natives were four-year members of the Spartans' women's cross country team which also enhanced their success at SJSU.

"Being on the cross country team gave us an instant connection with the school," said Morgan. "We took pride in wearing our cross country shirts around campus and it was great to cheer on our friends who played other sports."

The Hancock sisters thrived together at San Jose State but they can accept the eventual separation the future brings.

"When the time comes, we will be fine without each other," Morgan says. "We have gone through so much that we have the confidence in one another to go off and continue to do great things individually."


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WE ARe!!