- A great-grandmother, Vivian Cunningham, has received her degree at age 78
- She earned a liberal studies degree from Samford University in the United States
- Cunningham has an associate degree in paralegal studies from Virginia College
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A great-grandmother, Vivian Cunningham, has earned her degree from Samford University at the age of 78, Today.com reports.
Cunningham is a mother of two, a grandmother of three, and a great-grandmother of three.
She spent nearly three decades working as a janitor before becoming head of the mailroom for the Alabama Power Company.
Cunningham retired in 1992, utilising the company's tuition reimbursement programme to get her associate degree in paralegal studies from Virginia College.
Six years ago, she decided to return to school to pursue a liberal studies degree at Samford University.
After years of working hard towards her dream, Cunningham has graduated at 78 years old.
''If I could have done cartwheels across the stage, I would have,'' Cunningham said.
Though she wanted to give up at times due to change to remote learning during the pandemic, she persevered.
''I enjoyed being in the classroom. It was kind of hectic for me [switching to virtual learning] because I didn’t know too much about technology, so I had to have my daughter help me with that to learn to do it virtually,'' she said.
Congrats to her!
In other news, Citi FM/TV general manager, Bernard Avle, has received a new Peugeot car as a birthday present.
Avle who is also the host of the Citi Breakfast Show on Citi FM clocked 40 years old today, May 20, 2021.
The renowned TV and radio personality has received tons of birthday compliments from his family and loved ones as he marks his new age.
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