The great-grandmother who graduated at 90, 72 after starting her degree

At 90 years old, American Joyce DeFaux has earned her undergraduate degree in family economics at the University of Northern Illinois 72 years after beginning his studieswhich he decided to postpone after finding love and starting a family in which there are already 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

The graduate affirmed to the American chain CNN how, after three and a half years at university, she decided to leave everything after meeting her future husband in church. However, Joyceshe was widowed just a few years later with three children in charge and five years later he remarried his current partner, with whom he had six more children -four of them twins-.

Despite the passage of time, the aspirations of the graduate did not cease, thanks in part to the support of his familywho supported him and taught him how to use the computer to be able to graduate without having to attend the classroom in person.

For this reason, this Sunday she will receive her diploma in a ceremony that the university wanted to echo through social networks, highlighting the story of improvement of its oldest student.

«I have learned that I can do things I thought were impossible Thanks to the help of others. You can never stop learning,” said the student.

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