Joy as 74-year-old grandma graduates with degree alongside granddaughter

Joy as 74-year-old grandma graduates with degree alongside granddaughter

- Pat Ormond graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology at the age of 74

- The determined woman said she quit college in the late 1970s to build her family but decided to go back to school and achieve her dream to get a degree after her retirement

- The grandma was delighted to receive her degree but the icing on the cake was graduating alongside her granddaughter

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Pat Ormond has challenged the status quo and proved it is never too late to achieve any dream you may have in life, even getting a degree at old age.

74-year-old grandma graduates with Degree in Anthropology alongside granddaughter
The 74-year-old grandma graduated with her granddaughter. Photo: CNN.
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The 74-year-old received her Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology, 42 years after taking her first college class in 1978.

According to CNN, Ormond's success was even more blissful because she graduated alongside her 22-year-old granddaughter Melody who also attended the same university as she did; the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).

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The grandma said she was forced to quit college back in the late 1970s after moving from Atlanta to Tennessee and started working as an accountant and also focused on nurturing her family, including Melody's father.

After her retirement, her family encouraged her to follow her academic dreams.

After her granddaughter moved from Kentucky to study psychology at UTC, she decided to join her and they both enrolled together in the school.

"I always knew I would graduate from college but I did not know that my nana would also be there," an excited Melody said.

The enthusiastic grandma said she hoped she would inspire nontraditional college students to chase their dreams.

"My father taught me from a young age that learning never stops. In whatever you do, never stop learning," she said.

And to prove she is living by her father's advice, she is already working on getting a degree in History and though her granddaughter is currently looking for a job, she said she is also planning to get a master's in clinical psychology.

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In other news, YEN.com.gh previously reported that the odds of Ghanaian media personality Nana Aba Anamoah, and the Co-founder of now-collapsed UT Bank, Kofi Amoabeng, getting back together as lovers, is improbable.

The ship has sailed, and the duo, especially Nana Aba Anamoah, appears to have no soft spot for her former lover.

Nana Aba Anamoah and Kofi Amoabeng are rarely seen in public together, but when they just did, the former did her best to ignore the latter.

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