TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Pima Medical Institute reached a milestone today and they did it in grand fashion.
With today's graduation, the school has reached 100,000 graduates since opening in 1972 and to celebrate, one graduate got all of their tuition and fees reimbursed.
Despite being diagnosed with pre-leukemia and lupus, Barbara Mercado never gave up on her education. Mercado gives a lot of credit to her teacher, Laurinda Small.
Mercado is now a dental assistant and working at El Rio.