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Thread: Finally Graduating College!

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    Junior Member adirondackgrl76's Avatar
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    I finally did it! I am 34 and have two kids. I decided to go back to college five years ago. I had always regretted dropping out after my first semester when I was 18. After that, I had my daughter, went to work full time and life just got in the way. I wanted to make sure that my daughter understood the importance of education and decided to go back to college in 2005. I worked full time for DHL, took care of my daughter, and had my son during the duration of my college years and have managed to finally complete all of my courses. I received my A.S. last year and will graduate on June 19th in Saratoga with my B.S. in Biology with concentration in Environmental Science. It has been a long hard road but I managed to complete 128 credits with a 3.79 GPA in 5 years. I plan to continue on to get a Masters once my son goes to school!

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    Congratulations!!!! :D
    Feels good, dont it?

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    Oh my goodness! Such dedication. Congradulations :)

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    I am very proud of you!!! Anyone who works that hard for their education deserves nothing but the best.

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    YAY, congratulations!!! That's quite an accomplishment to be working full time, taking care of a child, have another baby, and going to school. Good for you! :D

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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    Oh that's wonderful!!!!!!! Frankly I don't know how you did it! I went back and got my degree also but my kids were teens and I didn't work ! I'm sooooooo happy for you!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS :D:D

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    Congratualations, that is great. I know it would be something I could never do.

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    Congratulations! You should be proud of yourself. What a huge accomplishment and a great thing to show your kids!

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    Congratulations! Well earned and well done!

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    Congrats! That is wonderful!

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    WOW!!! I'm impressed!!!! I was a slug about my education and have regretted it in my later years. When I retired, I discovered how much my co-worker, making the same $$ I made, was getting in retirement. He'd gone to college and was making the $$ LONG before me, I had to work up to the position. His retirement income was 3 times what I bring home.............so CONGRATS -- You're a smart woman!!!

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    Congratulations. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Congratulations!!!

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    Congratulations!!!! :thumbup: I love reading stories like that!! YOU GO!!!

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    Congratulations!

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    Congratulations! You go girl! I was also a "non-traditional" student. I got married right out of high school, skipped college, got a job, had kids, etc. At age 45, and newly divorced, what to do with my life? Get that college degree I always wished I had, that's what! Got a degree in fine art and finished with honors before I turned 50! Yay! (and my kids said I'd never pass Math 101 - only had to take it once and made an A!)

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    Congrats. You should be so proud of yourself. And your children will learn that education is important. When I was a 27 year old widow, with a 5 year old son, I too returned to college for my degree. My son saw me studying, and a few times he had to go to school with me, and he learned the importance of an education. He received his bachalors and masters degrees in 4 years! So, way to go for yourself and your children!!!

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    Congratulations!! Your story is inspiring and encouraging!

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    Wow, you are amazing. I'm sure you set a wonderful example for your daughter. Great job and congrats.

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    I graduated in 2004 at the tender age of 46 so I understand how proud you feel. GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!! Congratulations.

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    I am so proud for you. The challenges you must have had! Congratulations. You did good!

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    Isn't it a wonderful feeling :lol: You should be so proud of yourself

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    Congratulations. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Congratulations!!! What an accomplishment!!!!

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