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So Inspiring! 99 Year Old California Woman Fulfills Her Dream of Graduating from College




You heard that right. She is 99 years old!

Doreetha Daniels achieved her dream of graduating from college after receiving her associates degree from the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California, Necolebitchie reports.

Daniels first started taking classes in 2009 and set a goal to get her degree before she turned 100.

In addition to achieving this goal, the great-grandmother broke the record as the school’s oldest graduate since the college first opened 45 years ago.



BellaNaijarians its never too late to accomplish your goals. Try again today!

Photo Credit: Necolebitchie


  1. Mabel

    June 10, 2015 at 5:48 am

    Now she can go out there get a job and be a productive citizen.

    • DatEnuguChic

      June 10, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Very funny Mabel

    • cookie

      June 10, 2015 at 10:25 am

      hahahahaha…. you killed me with your sarcasm!

    • cookie

      June 10, 2015 at 10:28 am

      hahahahaha…. @ mabel, you killed me with your comment! so mach for sacasim

    • ATL's finest

      June 10, 2015 at 11:59 am

      @ Mabel lol. You are trying to make the woman sue the company abi hahahahh

    • nwa nna

      June 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      @Mabel, Ha! She needs to do her nysc first 😀

  2. baffer

    June 10, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Well done to her!!!

  3. Ba

    June 10, 2015 at 9:15 am

    This is wow….so inspiring.

  4. Chacha

    June 10, 2015 at 9:16 am

    lol @Mabel, na u wan employ dis kind old woman abi??

    • Mabel

      June 10, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      And you know its the older workers who are more responsible, they never call in sick or go awol, arrive on time everyday and are 100% reliable and dependable, some don’t even take their vacation days at all. She truly is an inspiration. When I was in uni there was a man in his 80s there too.

  5. Vortex

    June 10, 2015 at 9:57 am

    So so amazing!

  6. oy

    June 10, 2015 at 10:23 am

    lol. congrats great grandma. .. the things we do for our dreams ehn. you just reminded me of something I’ve been trying to do for the past three years. It’s never late. thanks!

  7. Annie Mbz

    June 10, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Dreams has become reality……… grandma thumbs up

  8. SMH

    June 10, 2015 at 10:39 am

    @Mabel you are the unproductive citizen here by making this tasteless, condescending and useless comment. SMH

    • nwa nna

      June 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      @SMH, take a chill pill, Mabel was joking. ssh

    • ssah

      June 10, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      @SMH, han ahn. olopa ewo n t’epe? don’t you have a sense of humour?

    • Mabel

      June 10, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Aww, SMH. You prolly right about the unproductive part since I stay on BN typing from work, though I worked two hours overtime yesterday and came in 30 mins earlier this Nothing tasteless or condescending about the comment though, maybe useless, won’t knock you on, it was completely in jest, just mimicking what every new graduate hear. I am sure if I told Ms Doreetha the same to her face she would have bursted out laughing. No offence taken at your comment we all are coming from different places.

  9. ATL's finest

    June 10, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I had a 69 yrs Citizen in my class one time and she wasn’t playing either 🙂 Well like they said in America where all dreams come, anything is possible, and it is DO-ABLE. Congrats to her

  10. Julie O.

    June 15, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    You are never to old to learn. Follow your dreams at any age. Good for her!

  11. olubunmi sarumi

    July 31, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Learn from her. I am sure she is fulfilled !

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