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