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94-year-old great-grandmother graduates college with perfect GPA

January 18, 2017

Amy Craton, a great-grandmother from Honolulu, is the living embodiment of “life-long learning”: at 94, she earned her bachelor’s degree with a perfect GPA. “I couldn’t see myself just sitting there watching Netflix all the time,” she told NH1 during her graduation party on Monday. “It feels good to graduate, to finish that part of my life, but I feel like I’m still on the road. I have more to learn.” Craton said she is hoping her example will inspire others to learn as long as they can. She started pursuing a college degree in 1962, but was not able to continue her studies as she needed to support her children after a divorce. In 2013, with her children all grown up, she decided it was finally time to resume her studies and enrolled in Southern New Hampshire University’s online program, and graduated on Monday with a degree in creative writing and English. Craton says she hopes to pursue a master’s degree next. “I try living my life to the fullest,” she said. “If you’re at home, pick up a book and read. Any kind of book. Expand yourself, expand your knowledge. Expand your life.”

Read the full story at Huffington Post.


There are so many things that make Amy Craton special- getting her degree at the age of 94 is just one of them. Congratulations, Amy!

Posted by Southern New Hampshire University on Tuesday, January 17, 2017


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