89-Year-Old Great Grandmother Earns Bachelor's Degree for First Time

Betty Reilly earned her degree from Florida Atlantic University after an 11-year journey. She was inspired to further her education after she was rejected for a librarian position for not having a high school diploma.
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The most senior member of the graduating class is taking part in the ceremony. Nine years ago that he Riley applied for a job at a local library. She was told she was not qualified because she lacked a high school diploma. Later the same day that he saw an ad for a program. That would enable her to get a high school equivalency diploma and she was quick to take advantage of this opportunity. But that was just the beginning. Eddie went on to earn an associates degree of Broward college. And then she was admitted to FA you as an English major. She's taken all of her classes on the Davie campus where she's become a huge favorite. With faculty and or fellow students who appreciate her great sense of humor and her zest for life. Today at the age of eighty not this mother of five grandmother of well great grandmother of thirteen. Many would you please stand and they recognize. Elizabeth Betty Riley.

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