(Memphis) Victory University spent Tuesday working to make sure students do not lose out on an education.
The school is closing, leaving many students with nowhere to go.
Dalonna Ford’s heart beat as fast as she bounced a basketball she carried with her.
She scanned the court, hoping to find the right shot for her.
Ford, a basketball player, weighed her options after Victory University announced it is shutting down at the end of the school year.
“They contacted me and was like your school is closing,” Ford said, adding she first heard about it from a friend who did not attend the school. “I was out-of-town and that’s how I found out.”
Many students told WREG they first found out about the school closing from watching the news.
Victory University invited more than a dozen schools to campus to assist students with a smooth transition.
“Southwest and CBU,” Ford told WREG her top choices. “Both basketball schools. I’m going to go check them out.”
Faculty and staff are also on the hunt for a new start.
As the search continues, Ford keeps practicing her basketball moves and aiming for a bright future.
The university’s final graduating class is expected to walk across the stage on May 2, 2014.