- 80-year-old Donzella Washington has graduated with a 3.69 CGPA from Alabama A&M University
- Washington dedicated the achievement to her late husband who she thanked for always pushing her to shoot for the stars
- The goal-getting aged lady stated her plans to inspire old and young people to believe in themselves
The story of 80-year-old Donzella Washington is proof that dreams do come true with hard work and consistency. On Friday, December 6, at the Von Braun Center, in Alabama, USA, Washington achieved a dream which she dedicated to her late husband. The inspirational aged woman received a degree in social work, graduating magna c'um laude with a 3.64 GPA.
Washington who was pictured receiving her degree with a big smile attributed her success to the love and support she got from her late husband, who she revealed always pushed her to shoot for the stars.
As a child, Washington struggled with her speech as she stuttered badly, and it had a major impact on her self-esteem. She eventually overcame it, but she was well into her thirties and had to take four speech classes at the College of the Sequoias to defeat the problem. In the end, she slowly gained her confidence and was able to manage her thoughts and to be patient with herself.
Despite her rough beginning, she found the courage to enroll in school after losing her husband and graduated with flying colours. The 80-year-old said she wants to inspire the old and young to believe in themselves and their ability to achieve.
When asked about her next step, she said can envision herself going into nursing homes on a quest to inspire others. She added that she has even considered returning for her master’s.
In like manner, Bessie Person earned a degree from the Colorado Technical University recently and graduated with 3.74 CGPA to earn two degrees in Business Administration and Digital Marketing.
Briefly.co.za captures her motivating journey to attaining two remarkable degrees at 82.
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