80-year-old woman finally earns bachelor's degree

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THANKS TO ANTHONY. THOUSANDS OF NEBRAASK STUDENTS WILL MOVE THEIR TASSELS FROM RIGHT TO LEFT THIS WEEKEND AND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OMAHA ONE WOMAN HAS BNEE WAITING FOR DECADESO T COMPLETE WHAT SHE STARTED KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S WAVERLY MONROE TAKES US TO BAXTER ARENA FOR THIS SPECIAL GRADUATE. MADELEINE ADAMS HAS BEEN WAITING ROUGYHL SIX DECADES F TORHIS MOMENT. 80 YEAR OLD FIRST STARTED AT UNO WHEN THE MASCOT WAS STILL THE INDIANS BACK IN 1960. WELL LIFE HAPPENED. OKAY EXPECTING MARY. SECOND CHILD THIRD CHILD DIVORCE MOVED DOWN THE STATE ADAMS WOULD MOVE TO MISSOURI AND THEN WORK. 8 FOR 15 YEARS BEFORE ENDING UP IN HONOLULU AND TNHE ARIZONA BEFORE SETTLING WITH HER DAUGHTER ROBIN WRITGH DAUGHTER. WHO LIVES IN TEXAS? SHE’S HERE TODAY. SHE BEGGED ME TO COME VISIT HER AND WHILE GETTING HER MOTHER MOVED IN RIGHT NOTICE SOMETHING. I NOTEDIC THATHE S HAD 40 CREDITS FROM UNO AND I SAID MOM, WHY DON’T YOU JUST FINISHED ADAMS AND ROLLED AND DID ONLINE CLASSES CREDITING HER DAUGHTER FOR PUSHING. ACROSS THE FINISH LINE. SHE USED TO WIN BENEATH MY WINGS. SHE REALLY IS RIGHT AND SHE’S MY BIGGEST CHEERLEADER THOUGH RIGHT WOULD TELL YOU HER MOM’S FINGLY FINE ON HER OWN AND SHE WOULD ALWAYS JUST KIND OF JOKINGLY. SAY WE WERE THE SMART ONES, BUT I WAS LIKE MOM YOU MADE US YOU’RE THE ONE WHO TAUGHT US RIGHT CULTURE AND INSPIRATION BECAUSE I DIDN’T REALIZEHE T WHOLE THING WAS THAT, YOU KNOW THAT THEY WERE9 1WHEN THEY HAD ALL YOU KNOW, 22 BY TIME. THEY HAD ALL THREE SHE REAYLL DROPPED OUT TO WORK FOR US. AMAD SAYS SHE’S FINALLY PUTNGTI A PERIOD ON HER EDUCATION CAREER. ALWAYS STOP MY CHILDREN. DON’T START ANYTHING. YOU CAN’T FINIS SHO I HADO T BE AN EXAMPLE, RIGHT? ADAM’S PLANS TO TAKE HER DEGREE AND USE IT FOR HER V

80-year-old pistillate yet earns bachelor's degree

"I ever told my children, 'Don't commencement thing you can't finish,' so, I had to beryllium the example," Adams says

Madeline Adams has been waiting astir six decades to locomotion the graduation stage. The 80-year-old archetypal started astatine the University of Nebraska Omaha erstwhile the mascot was inactive the Indians backmost successful 1960."Well, beingness happened. (I was) expecting, married, 2nd child, 3rd child, divorced, moved retired of state," Adams said. She would determination to Missouri and enactment successful existent property for 15-years earlier ending up successful Honolulu.Then she moved to Arizona earlier settling with her daughter, Robin Wright."My girl who lives successful Texas, she's present today, she begged maine to travel to sojourn her," Adams said. While getting her parent moved in, Wright realized something. "I noticed that she had 40 credits from UNO and I said, 'Mom, wherefore don't you conscionable finish,'" Wright said. Adams enrolled and did online classes. She credits her girl for pushing her crossed the decorativeness line."She's the upwind beneath my wings, she truly is and she's my biggest cheerleader," Adams said. Though Wright would archer you her mom's flying good connected her own. "She would ever benignant of jokingly say, 'We were the astute ones,' but I was like, 'Mom, you made us, you're the 1 who taught us,'" Wright said. Wright calls her an inspiration. "I didn't recognize the full happening was that they were 19 erstwhile they had 1 and 22 erstwhile they each 3 of america and she truly dropped retired to enactment for us," Wright said. Adams said she's yet putting a play connected her acquisition career. "I ever told my children, 'Don't commencement thing you can't finish,' so, I had to beryllium the example," Adams said. Adams plans to instrumentality her grade and usage it for her unpaid enactment arsenic a CASA.

OMAHA, Neb. —

Madeline Adams has been waiting astir six decades to locomotion the graduation stage.

The 80-year-old archetypal started astatine the University of Nebraska Omaha erstwhile the mascot was inactive the Indians backmost successful 1960.

"Well, beingness happened. (I was) expecting, married, 2nd child, 3rd child, divorced, moved retired of state," Adams said.

She would determination to Missouri and enactment successful existent property for 15-years earlier ending up successful Honolulu.

Then she moved to Arizona earlier settling with her daughter, Robin Wright.

"My girl who lives successful Texas, she's present today, she begged maine to travel to sojourn her," Adams said.

While getting her parent moved in, Wright realized something.

"I noticed that she had 40 credits from UNO and I said, 'Mom, wherefore don't you conscionable finish,'" Wright said.

Adams enrolled and did online classes. She credits her girl for pushing her crossed the decorativeness line.

"She's the upwind beneath my wings, she truly is and she's my biggest cheerleader," Adams said.

Though Wright would archer you her mom's flying good connected her own.

"She would ever benignant of jokingly say, 'We were the astute ones,' but I was like, 'Mom, you made us, you're the 1 who taught us,'" Wright said.

Wright calls her an inspiration.

"I didn't recognize the full happening was that they were 19 erstwhile they had 1 and 22 erstwhile they each 3 of america and she truly dropped retired to enactment for us," Wright said.

Adams said she's yet putting a play connected her acquisition career.

"I ever told my children, 'Don't commencement thing you can't finish,' so, I had to beryllium the example," Adams said.

Adams plans to instrumentality her grade and usage it for her unpaid enactment arsenic a CASA.

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