Man shot in head in 2005 beats odds, graduates

Posted at 1:55 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 13:55:37-05

MIAMI (AP) -- A Miami man who was shot in the head in 2005 has graduated from Florida International University.

The Miami Herald reports Robert Bozeman Jr. was recognized as a Worlds Ahead graduate at FIU's fall commencement ceremony Monday.

In 2005, the then-21-year-old was shot in the head and found lying in the middle of a street after a night out at a Cutler Ridge club.

Bozeman, who had to relearn how to walk and talk, didn't let his challenges stop him. He enrolled in Miami Dade College, earning an associate's degree in mass communication before enrolling at FIU.

He says he wants to write a book about his experiences.

Every semester, FIU selects several students who have beaten the odds and graduate as part of its Worlds Ahead recognition.


Robert Bozeman was left for dead by two people he considered friends after being shot in the head in 2005. He spent five...

Posted by Florida International University on Tuesday, December 15, 2015