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The goal of earning a college degree lingers in the minds of many. For Amy Craton, that glimmer of a thought burned for decades – over five, in fact. The 94-year-old Hawaiian completed her BA in Creative Writing & English in November 2016.
The pursuit of her degree didn’t advance her career. It wasn’t going to position her for a bigger paycheck. Said SNHU President Paul Leblanc, “I think it’s the sense of satisfaction … the sense of achievement … the sense of being engaged in life, in the world.”
Craton’s long road to her degree sounds like the journey of many other SNHU students: “I’ve always wanted to have my degree. … Things have gotten in the way. Life itself got in the way.”
While Craton isn’t the oldest person to graduate from college, she’s become SNHU’s oldest graduate. She also answers the question “Am I too old to go to college?” – she’s now pursuing her master’s degree.