Robyn Roberts, a 63-year-old grandmother of 33 and great-grandmother of 12, solidified the concept of training as a lifelong pursuit this weekend by receiving a diploma from Southern New Hampshire College.
“I have finished something I started that is absolutely amazing, and I feel amazing,” Roberts mentioned in an interview with the college that was shared with “Good Morning America.”
Roberts mentioned the concept to pursue a school diploma was spurred by a problem from her grandson, who informed her in highschool, “I’ll do it if you do it,” in line with Roberts. The competitors then escalated to a GPA contest, a match Roberts mentioned she gained.
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Roberts, who graduated with a level in enterprise administration, turns 64 subsequent month and plans to attend legislation college, after which she hopes to offer assist to survivors of abuse, in line with the college.
“64 is the year of new beginnings,” she mentioned. “If all goes well, by the time I turn 67, I’ll be a lawyer.”
Roberts and her husband personal a trucking enterprise that transports hazardous supplies and authorities gear, in line with the college.
Roberts expressed appreciation for SNHU for permitting her to finish her diploma in a way according to working a enterprise.
“I did 90% of my studies from inside my semi-truck,” mentioned Roberts, who labored on assignments in relaxation areas whereas on the highway.
The multitasking is not going to cease with commencement. Roberts stopped to ship a load in Dover, Delaware, on her strategy to the occasion, and can make stops in New York and Arkansas this week earlier than arriving again in her dwelling metropolis of Las Vegas so as to cook dinner a Thanksgiving dinner for 38 folks.
Roberts additionally famous she has the identical title, although spelled otherwise, as “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts, and expressed congratulations to Roberts on her current marriage ceremony.
“It is so good to share such a great name with such a great lady,” she mentioned.