88-year-old grandfather graduates from University with straight As
88-year-old Horace Sheffield has proven that age is no limit to learning. The grandfather had quit his education from Shorter University in 1965 to help educate his daughters.
“I’m retired and living on fixed income, and I did not think I could go to college and pay tuition,”
“But when I saw this article that senior citizens could go to college for free, Shorter accepted me at no tuition. I paid a $200 graduation fee and that’s all I paid. I walked with a walker.”
He credits Amanda Brannock, his neighbour. who “walked beside me to make sure I didn’t trip over wires or something,” for being the only reason he was able pull off this accomplishment.
“She wrote out my assignments and told me what to do and she expected me to do it,” he said. “She expected me to make straight As and I did it. I wrote two papers a week and then had the test. I wrote it in long-hand and she typed it all up and put it into the computer. Without her I would not have this diploma today.”
Speaking on his accomplishement, Sheffield said:
“A man 88 years old don’t have an opportunity to walk across the stage many times in life,”
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