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

 


 

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. The 74-year-old grandma graduated with her granddaughter. 

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). 

Here is the story of young lady who graduated with distinction despite tough schoolwork (photos) 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. 

Manifesto by:  YEN.com.gh