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Future prosecutor, Stetson Law student Nicole Martingano turned life-changing accident into determination

When law student Nicole Martingano walks at Stetson’s graduation in Gulfport on May 18, she will be one step closer to her dream of becoming a prosecutor. A near-fatal accident in 2006 while Nicole was still an undergraduate student in Gainesville changed the course of her life forever and inspired her to seek justice.
A sudden head-on collision with a drunk driver left Nicole with… » Read more

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Near-fatal accident inspires Stetson Law student to pursue career as prosecutor

Story by Valeria Obi
Nicole Martingano, a third-year law student at Stetson, experienced a severe and unexpected hardship at the age of 19 that motivated her to go to law school.
In 2006, Martingano was an undergraduate student at the University of Florida in Gainesville with uncertain academic plans. On Feb. 25 of that year, Martingano’s life changed dramatically when she was hit head-on by… » Read more

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