A great grandmother got the surprise of a lifetime during a Zoom call in December with loved ones to celebrate her 90th birthday.
When Marion Thomas logged into the call, she was surprised with a long-awaited degree from Georgian Court University, the school said in a news release:
In 1998, Mrs. Thomas and her husband, John, were living in Toms River, New Jersey, where they had retired after living in Bergen County. And after a lifetime of encouraging her 6 children and 18 grandchildren to pursue a college degree, Mrs. Thomas began her freshman year at Georgian Court College (now University) at the age of 67. Her grandchildren, many of whom were in school at the same time, even offered her college advice.
She started out full time, and then moved to part time, earning 113 credits over the next decade, until her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She left