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76-Year-Old Earns Her Degree From North Carolina Central University, Making Her The First In Her Family With A 4-Year College Degree

Seventy-six-year-old Shirley Fuller is the first in her family to graduate with a four-year college degree.

Dec 15, 2023

98-Year-Old Vivian Fisher Just Achieved Her Dream of Graduating High School

Never underestimate a Black woman’s drive for success. Vivian Fisher, a 98-year-old woman from California, achieved her lifelong dream recently graduating high school. According to Black News , as part of Monrovia High School’s Class of 2020, Fisher received her diploma alongside her great-grandnephew, Elijah Vance, in a drive-thru ceremony. Vance’s father rented a van for the entire family to ensure everyone could make it to see both of them graduate. “We had 12 people in there so we loaded it up everybody was able to come that wanted to come,” said Jason Vance, Vivian’s great-nephew, to KABC . Fisher wasn’t able to graduate high school in her youth because she worked multiple jobs to support her family. Her dream of graduating has been 82 years in the making, but she never let time stop her. “This graduation ceremony will go down as one of the most unique and exceptional graduations that this school has had,” said Kirk McGinnis, principal of Monrovia High School, to KABC. Fisher...

Jun 5, 2020