New Stetson Grad to be Featured on ‘CBS This Morning’

As a homeless 15-year-old, Arielle Metzger stood beside the old truck that served as home for her family in 2011 and told CBS “60 Minutes” that education “is everything to us.”

“I plan to be a child defense lawyer,” she said on the national news program. “If I focus on my studies, I have that opportunity.”

This month, she graduated from Stetson with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a 3.35 GPA. Her name has since been changed to Autumn Johnson, but she still plans to apply to law school, after her wedding to her longtime boyfriend.

She will share her inspiring story on “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday, May 19, during the 8 a.m. hour.

Read more on Stetson Today in “From Homeless Teen to Stetson Graduate.