The rags-to-riches story of Morris Callaman, a 2004 graduate of the College of Law, was reported in the July issue of Phoenix Magazine.
In "A Life Redeemed," by Joe Bardin, Callaman said he was abandoned as an infant, passed around among relatives, friends and foster parents, attended 13 elementary schools in 12 states up through eighth grade, and then lived on the streets until he was 16. After working as a garbage collector, ditch digger and in various other jobs, Callaman got his high-school equivalency degree, and then earned his engineering degree from ASU in nine years of night classes, according to the article. He also got an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business.
During his second year of law school, Callaman worked at Ernst & Young, where he headed the Mitsubishi account and was required to commute from Tokyo. Today, he operates a "micro" venture capital firm that offers financing and advice to early stage companies, according to the article.
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