It’s A Family Affair: Grandmother And Granddaughter Graduate Together

grandmomgrandaughterAmong the 2015 Florida A&M graduates will be Tallahassee native Cathy Williams, a 62-year-old grandmother. After diligently serving many years as an employee of the State, Williams decided that it was time for her to pursue a college degree. She courageously decided to look beyond what some would consider the limitations of age and chase her college dreams.

The graduation is even sweeter because she’ll be sharing the stage with her granddaughter Chelsea Washington, an aspiring future doctor who’s gearing up for medical school.

Cathy took the first step by enrolling in Tallahassee Community College while working full time. After receiving her associate degree in 2012, she decided it was time to fulfill another goal, and applied to complete her undergraduate education at FAMU. This year she will receive a degree in political science with a minor in criminal justice.

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“There is no age limit on pursuing a degree and pursuing your dreams,” said Williams, whose next goal is to obtain a master’s degree in public or business administration.

According to Washington, graduating with Williams is a moment she will never forget. She will walk the stage with one of her greatest motivators.

“She motivates me by her drive for success,” said Washington, who will receive a…

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