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While his Le Moyne College classmates studied in the library, Tom Sleeth read by a camp light in the cab of his Ford Ranger.
While they were eating at dining halls, Sleeth, a Marine veteran, was pulling food from Dumpsters. While they were turning in for the night in warm beds, Sleeth was driving around Syracuse, seeking spots beyond the reach of stiff winds and police cruisers.
Today, on his 45th birthday, Sleeth will graduate from Le Moyne College with a bachelor’s degree in English.