Palm Beach graduate turns to justice route

PBA student pursues a career in justice.
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A Palm Beach Atlantic University graduate who had originally planned for a golfing career has changed his stance: He'll now play on the side of justice.

Andrew Peterson, who has been golfing his whole life, sought out a degree at PBA for a career on the golf course, but after a challenging first season began to look to the Bible and connections on campus for fulfillment. 

Peterson spent his free time getting involved on campus, including a PBA mission trip to the Bahamas, taking the position of secretary with the Pre-Law Society and helping out at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes golf camps. 

While attending the PBA Justice Club meetings, Peterson became aware of the need for human rights activists and started looking into a career in legal work with organizations such as the International Justice Mission. 

Peterson worked in the state attorney's office in West Palm Beach during his final year, finishing an internship and gaining invaluable knowledge. 

The recent grad credits individuals at PBA for their help and support, including Scott Spell, David Smith, Jame Todd, Coach Earl Puckett and Audrey Schofield. 

Peterson was able to see how far he came and how his experiences shaped his passion for justice worldwide. 

"It was through my perceived failure that I found out my true calling," Peterson said.

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