Donzella Washington just fulfilled her lifelong goal of earning her bachelor’s degree, graduating from Alabama A&M University at 80-years-old, Rocket City Now reports.
Washington is inspiring people around the world with her story of resilience and triumph. Following the death of her husband, she moved to Fultondale, Alabama to be with her daughter. After taking some time to focus on her goals, she decided that she was going to finish college, so she began pursuing a degree in social work.
“When I began this journey it was just because I wanted to go back to school, it was something I wanted to accomplish. So at this moment it’s just overwhelming you know, the attention,” Washington said.
But the attention is well deserved. Washington is living proof that you can accomplish your dreams at any age. The 80-years-young woman graduated magna cum laude from A&M and hopes that her story will continue to inspire others for years to come.