A heartwarming family event for the books.
A grandmother and granddaughter duo in Chicago are both celebrating a big achievement in their lives as they graduated from college together.
Belinda Berry, 62, got her degree in Business Administration. Meanwhile, her granddaughter, 25-year-old Karea Berry, graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice.
“It’s an honor actually to graduate with her,” said Karea Berry, whose grandmother said she’s very proud of her.
Karea Berry said they both went back to school together; enrolling at the Chicago State University. They did not realize they were both going to finish together as well.
Both plan to pursue their master’s degrees.
“It was never planned, we both enrolled in school and we didn’t know we were going to finish together because I was full-time and she was part-time, and it just worked out that way,” Karea Berry said via AJC.
Belinda said she’s proud of herself not only for getting into college at her age but also for graduating magna cum laude with a 3.8 GPA.
“I am very honored to be a role model and I hope that I am an inspiration to the young as well as the old, because it is never too late to pursue an education,” Belinda said.