Sacred Heart University student Alison Cubbellotti of Trumbull, received her bachelor’s degree in nursing last weekend, after taking two years off during her college years for a liver transplant.

Her donor, John Vales SHU class of 2010, left, assisted in the presentation of her degree along with her godfather. Cubbellotti received a standing ovation from the crowd.

“After everything I have been through, it is wonderful this day has finally come,” she said.

“We have a lot to be grateful for,” added her mother, Karen. “Not only did Sacred Heart provide her with a wonderful education, coming here saved her life.”

More than 1,600 Sacred Heart University students graduated last weekend.