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Determined 82-Year-Old Graduates College, a Day After Her Birthday

press release from the school. “When I was working at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, I organized some large events and everybody was impressed with it, so I started coordinating their IT information conferences.” ADVERTISEMENT Then, in 1994, at the age of 54, Beale decided to take the plunge and enroll at Howard Community College. There, she would earn her associate degree in Business Management and work towards a bachelor’s degree afterward.“I wanted to make certain I had the time to devote to whichever class I was taking,” she said in the release.

“I was like the tortoise. Slow and steady wins the race.” ADVERTISEMENT The determined college graduate stuck to this strategy while earning her bachelor’s degree as well. She began working towards a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in her late seventies, much to everyone’s surprise.At her age, most people would run in the other direction when presented with the idea of returning to college.

However, the Howard County, Maryland native felt nothing but determination and excitement at continuing her education.“I discovered that I had to be intentional about it and make it my priority,” she said.While earning her associate’s degree, she also opened her own event planning business, In Grand Style. This would give her real-world experience alongside the practical knowledge that she received in school. ADVERTISEMENT As if she didn’t have her plate full already, the college graduate also served her local community through activism, civic engagement, and volunteering.

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