90-year-old graduates college in Illinois

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ILLINOIS (CNN) – Graduation season is here and if a college diploma is something you’ve always thought about this next story might inspire you.

On Monday 90-year-old Bob Dwyer received his Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Northeastern Illinois University.

Dwyer had a career of his own while raising nine children, but he dropped out of college and never completed his degree.

“During the first semester I thought, ‘this is not for me,’ and then I said, ‘what else do I have to do?'”

“It’s never gonna be too late, and I think the reward is worth it.”

Dwyer said he’s finishing what he started back in the 1940s. He’s now northeastern Illinois University’s oldest confirmed graduate.

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(This story was originally published on May 8, 2019)

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