- A man is in a celebratory mood as he now gets to be addressed as a graduate after recently acquiring his degree
- The man, who entered university in 2004, has now achieved the monumental feat after a 17-year wait
- Social media users all over the world have hailed his resolve and determination as they celebrated him
A seriously patient guy has celebrated becoming the latest graduate in town after several years of waiting. In a LinkedIn post, T Terrell "Ian" Parker said he recently acquired his Bachelor's degree in May 2021.
According to the US army official, he began his university journey in the year 2004 when he took his first lecture. Rocking his academic gown and flaunting the degree, Terrell expressed excitement at achieving the academic feat despite how long it took.
The graduate of Texas Southern University wrote:
"I took my first undergrad class in August 2004. I finally received my Bachelor's degree in May 2021. Took me 17 long years, but I did it. 'I may walk slowly, but never backward.' - Abraham Lincoln"
Congratulatory messages flooded his comment section as people hailed his determination and strong will.
@Kelvin Parks said:
"Hey, as long as you did it, that's super Gr8! Not everyone has the same path to their goals and dreams but with a steadfast mind and heart, they do it. The best to where it takes you from here."
@Al Butler wrote:
"It's never too late for greatness!"
@Sheila Birt commented:
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that a young Durban University of Technology staff member has definitely led by incredible example after bagging his Master's degree in Management Sciences.
The dedicated student obtained the amazing achievement all while working a full-time job at the institution's student counselling unit.
The young talent clearly has a passion for bettering students just like him. According to a small article published by the Durban University of Technology, Mthokozisi Mnculwane's final thesis focused on students' perceptions of admin staff.
Maculwane was clearly motivated by heartfelt conversations the passionate man had with some students when he was still working for the student centre.
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