With the goal of a career helping children in foster care or managing cases for a child protective services agency, Janet Maslankowski earned a B.S. in Psychology and Human Services at Montreat College.
She and her husband live in York, S.C., and are parents of four boys. Maslankowski had her first child at 16. While she was able to finish high school, she had to drop out of college earlier in life to work and support her family.
For the past several years, she has been impacted by health issues. “I have decided to be stronger than the illness and show my children that no matter what life throws at you, you are ultimately responsible for either giving up or having strength to get back up,” she says.