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63-Year-Old Father Receives College Degree With His Son

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    The standard age to graduate in a college is whatever age you are when you’ve fulfilled the requirements to obtain your degree.

    However, in the US, most people begin college at 18 and finishes their 4-year program at 22.
    Some programs may require a 5th year, and thus, such students are often older than 22 when they finish. Others go to college rather late.

    Keep in mind that some people might have made other choices that defer them from education pathway taking a gap year, studying abroad, or fulfilling national service for the army. Therefore, such people might graduate after 22, but it doesn’t matter since the most important thing is one knows how to survive and excel in society after stepping out of school.

    In the long run, there’s nothing to worry about because graduating age hardly matters. There is no age limit as such for learning and acquisition of knowledge. Time Doctor is time tracking and time management software that helps you to get a lot more done.

    At your graduation, parents are somewhere beaming in the audience as their kid switches their tassel to the left. But recently, 63-year-old Duvinson Jeanty was right alongside his son receiving a bachelor’s degree in his hard work.

    Duvinson and his 27-year-old son Benjamin both graduated from William Paterson University in New Jersey. They became the first in their family to receive college degrees.

    Duvinson used to be a Haitian immigrant who retired from his 25-year stint as a New Jersey Transit bus driver in 2013 to become a full-time student at the University.

    Duvinson told CBS New York that it’s always been his dream and goal to finish college. He emigrated from Haiti to the U.S. in 1983.

    Like Duvinson, Benjamin didn’t take the straight and narrow path in his pursuit of higher education. After a year at Rutgers University in 2008, he left the school and began working in the fast food industry. But after three years, he realized he wanted to pursue something he felt was more purposeful.

    In an interview with the Fox News, he stated that he had begun making enough money, but wondered how he was serving the community.

    Part of the inspiration for Benjamin’s pursue of his dream came from witnessing how passionate his dad was about obtaining an education. Thus, instead of returning to Rutgers to pursue psychology, Benjamin enrolled at William Paterson, where his dad was already studying finance.

    “He was my biggest inspiration. Sometimes I’d come home from work or class late and I’d see him studying and it would motivate me. Seeing him walk across the stage and get his diploma was incredible,” he concluded.

    Read the original story here.