79-Year-Old Great Grandmother Receives Third College Degree

Graduation is a time for celebration, and that is especially true for Lucy Capers, who is the recent recipient of her third (!!!) college degree. But something about Capers was especially unique.

At 79 years young, the great grandmother of 13 recently accepted a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Studies from the University of Maryland University College.

For nearly a decade, Capers, who is also a mother of three, took at least one online class per term at the college to complete her curriculum.

This is in addition to her two associates degrees procured from Prince George Community College after her retirement in 2002. She is the second from her family to graduate from college.

Capers, who currently resides in Maryland, started her family at 18 in segregated Alabama, and thus had to sacrifice several opportunities for further education. But that did not deter her in the slightest.

Explaining to WJLA-TV that “education is key…. just having knowledge is everything”, Capers hopes to inspire her grandchildren that age is no reason to forget the pursuit for higher education.

Check out more on Mrs. Capers here!


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